Pierce's class recently had their year-end field trip. We went to see Stuart Little at the theatre, and then spent the rest of the day at the Mill Mountain Zoo.
This bird made me laugh. He squinted his eyes like he thought he would blend in or something. No blending in to be had for Mr. Fluorescent.
It was a beautiful day for walking around the zoo. I was bummed that the Pallas Cat, my favorite animal, wasn't out. I hope he is okay.
Also notably absent was the prairie dog exhibit. Not sure what happened there. But at least Pierce's favorite animal, the snow leopard, was still around. Sorry I don't have any pictures of him. I don't like taking their picture when they're behind bars. I feel kind of bad for them. Even though they are healthy and well-tended. It's just not quite natural, is it?
Pierce got to pet a ferret, and for the first time, held back from petting a snake. He said he didn't want to get any bacteria. That's a new one!