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Old Jun 11, 2015, 7:21 PM   #1
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Last Wednesday, a week ago, we loaded up the grandkids and took them to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for the day. Not a big zoo, as zoos go, but they had exhibits where the kids could interact with the animals.

1). Bella and the Red-Tailed Boa. Ten feet long and just under one-hundred pounds.



2).Ethan was s bit more skittish.



3) Close up of the Boa. Very pretty snake.



I took others of them with baby Kangaroos and Lemurs. I'll post those later.

Before we went to the Zoo, which is in Gulf Shores, we went and ate lunch at my favorite restaurant in that area, Lulu's. Lucy Buffett is Jimmy Buffett's sister, and owner of the restaurant. Outstanding seafood. If you're in the area, a must visit. The Zoo is only about a mile from Lulu's, as the crow flies.
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Old Jun 14, 2015, 5:51 PM   #2
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The kids seem to feel pretty comfortable holding the boa.
(Used to have garter snakes as pets as child as they were then quite common.)

If one is unfamiliar with handling one, their skin might appear as being wet or maybe slimy, but actually snakes (at least the ones I messed with) are dry and possess very soft & supple skin. Also, provided that they have properly fed, they handle well. (A starved snake is another matter.)
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The kids seem to feel pretty comfortable holding the boa.
(Used to have garter snakes as pets as child as they were then quite common.)

If one is unfamiliar with handling one, their skin might appear as being wet or maybe slimy, but actually snakes (at least the ones I messed with) are dry and possess very soft & supple skin. Also, provided that they have properly fed, they handle well. (A starved snake is another matter.)
For a girl, Bella is pretty comfortable around most any animal, but then she has never been taught snakes are evil. Ethan, on the other hand, was a little apprehensive at first, but refused to be outdone by his sister. Thanks for viewing and commenting.
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That is a very big snake. Very brave little ones you've got there Robert.
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