- 2 scorpions (one local kind and a black Emperor scorpion from Africa, I believe?)
- a tarantula (local)
- several kinds of lizards, local and from around the world (I remember the Collared Lizard, a Chameleon and a black lizard that would puff up as a defense mechanism)
- 3.5 legged tortoise (it's 4th leg was gone so Wildman Phil gave him a small wheel for the leg ;) )
- and a few snakes (the skin of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (local here), a Corn Snake, some black snake that was super, super fast!, a King Snake and then a 13ft long female, I believe, Python).
After Wildman Phil's show he let the kids check out some of the animals. Jared pet the tortoise, held the Corn Snake (I still can't believe that!) and then was playing around with the Python. Oh my! I tried to get close to see the Python but every time she kept looking straight at me and started to make a beeline for my foot. Uh, no way! And then every time I side stepped she make a correction and kept going straight for me. I don't know what was so fascinating about me but I said "yeah, see ya snake!" ;)
Here's some pics (bad and a bit fuzzy since they came from my phone - sorry!) of Jared and cousin Tyler with the Python. Glad they had fun with the snake ;)
She first starts out in the tub but then quickly gets out. Eeeeek! Yes, that's Jared there :PNow she's all the way out and just "walking" around. Jared all comfortable with it :This is cousin Tyler. I think he was just petting her (chills/goosebumps just thinking about it!) It was fun and interesting, I will give it that! ;)