Saturday, May 18, 2013

Snakes, Alligators & More!

Well today I had the absolute fun of visiting Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park! It was a special treat to go, a gift from others who are proud of how far I’ve come. To be honest, their proudness in itself would be enough for me – but I’m still a huge animal lover and can’t turn down the offer to go see some!

It was a lot of fun, because while we did arrive bright and early – we got to be the first ones inside the park. We also got a private reptile show, where we were all able to pet various lizards and things. As you can see in the photo I’m including on this post I held a boa constrictor! The lovely young lady who was showing us the reptiles, asked if anyone wanted to hold the snake, I put my hand right up as bravery took over. LOL! It was kind of weird feeling the boa actually begin to constrict on my neck a little. I wasn’t nervous about it though, to be honest. I know it sounds silly to say, but I felt totally in control of the situation with the snake. And yes, that is a screen capture from a video – because the lovely lady accidently hit the record button on my camera, but that’s okay. It gave me a whole one second video to put up on my YouTube channel. LOL!

So on top of holding the boa constrictor, I also held a baby alligator. I actually asked to hold that one. It was so adorable and seemed quite content in my hands. If you want to see more photos from the day, check out my Facebook Page and go to Photos – I got a publiclyopen album there. In the album you will also see photos from me facing one of my personal fears – birds! I actually went inside the Parakeet Avery and held a little stick with seed-stuff on it. I had birds all over my hand and on my feet – nipping at my shoelaces. LOL! I admit I was really nervous all throughout it, especially when they would all woosh around flying together, but I’m really glad I did it!

Hope you all have had an amazing Saturday too!

--XOXO, Jane

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