And some sweet kisses for our feathered friends.
Not sure where she gets her love of snakes, but it is certainly not from her mother! Before she came around I would skip this exhibit all together. But she LOVES the "nakes."
Now that we are zoo experts we have the schedule down to a science. The newest area, Teton Trek, has a large picnic area out front with a large Geyser. We eat lunch here, then at 1pm they feed the grizzly bears. At 1:30pm is the sea lion show next door and then they feed the polar bears at 2pm. Then we go home. Perfecto!
This trip however we stayed a little longer. May through July the zoo has a special exhibit called "Birds & Bees." It is an open air cage where you can go in and feed the birds. The only animal I like less than snakes is birds, but I sucked it up and took Emily to feed the birds. They give you this stick with bird feed attached and the birds will come and land on your stick and nibble. I still contend the stick should be much longer than 8 inches, but alas. Thank goodness that this is a still picture so you can't tell how bad my hand was shaking. Did I mention I hate birds!
Emily was underwhelmed, especially for the amount of courage it took on my part.