|I just can't ever pass one of these little booths up without sticking someone in it for a picture! :)|
|Shasta, the University of Houston's cougar mascot, lives at the zoo. GO COOGS!|
We rode the carousel...
The petting zoo is a must on a zoo trip!
|no fear.... he wiggled his way right on in there. I did move him back so he wouldn't bother them while they ate. Nobody wants to be bothered while they eat....even goats. :)|
You can climb through a tunnel to be able to stand up in this bubble. Today there was a porcupine walking around outside the bubble. Connar didn't realize that until he had been in there a while...and then he was out!
So with Parker in tow, I managed to crawl in that little tunnel so he could see it up close too. Why am I the only one who enjoyed seeing it so close??? :)
|This turkey thought Parker was going to give him goldfish. Every time he'd reach in the bag, the turkey would nearly bang its head on the glass to get closer.|
A few things I learned from this turkey today...
(1) I never noticed how its snood (the flap of skin that hangs over the turkey's beak) can grow long or retract. And it can do it pretty quickly too.
(2) The skin under its beak is called a wattle and it can be long and retract too. Not sure why, but I never gave much thought to the phrase "turkey neck" as it applies to humans until this day.
(3) Its ears....I never paid attention where a turkey's ears were before this day.
|He loved letting the cold water splash his lips. Sweet boy of mine.|
|See, I told you I can't pass one of these photo booths up without a picture. :)|
|Parker was out like a light....with his zoo souvenir in hand...while Connar studied his ocean dive set for the bathtub. :) He couldn't wait to tear into that box!|
|going through a tunnel that was decorated for Christmas inside...What a fun surprise!|
|I just love Fall leaves! What a pretty area it is around the zoo! :)|