Okay, I lied. There will be no lions and/or tigers in this post...
Ohhhhhhh...yes ma'am! (Or sir. I hate to exclude.)
Our recent adventure to the big city took us to the MinneSOOOta Zoo. Rained out baseball games made for a perfect excuse to visit the zoo...rainy days make for a very empty zoo...very empty zoos are, actually, quite fun to explore!
This guy is puzzled about why there are a bunch of weirdos staring at him when it's raining outside.
Then, things got nasty. The naughty one (on land) decided to walk up and cuff his brother (friend?) upside the head.
The friend (brother?) got angry and yelled.
The naughty one wasn't takin' any flack from his brother (friend?)...so he yelled back.
I felt right at home. In fact, I kinda wanted to jump in that cage, scold those bickering bears and put them in time out. But something about me, in a cage with Grizzly bears...well, let's just say that I don't think I could play dead very well.
Continuing on...we saw monkeys (or is it baboons? I dunno...some primate...) sucking on pacifiers.
Feel sorry for the poor sap who's riding home with a nukie-less kiddo...but was rather intrigued about how those monkeys knew just what to do with a pacifier!
We ran into Komodo Dragons, and Hambone was convinced that "that dragon ran out of fire".
I also discovered the problem with MinneSOOOOta:
Here is my family peering in a pool of something junglish. It was at about this time that my ADD kicked in and I was having a hard time focusing and staying on task (hence my waaaaaayyyyy ahead of them position)...and I can't remember for the life of me what was in that pool.
I was intending for this to be an "evolution of the zoo visitor" photo...until my youngest boy moved and wrecked the whole scene. At this point...I was nearly full on sprinting through the dang jungle and I didn't want to stop and recreate the scene.
I was B-O-R-E-D. With a capital B. Those dang animals don't do anything but stare back. Fer dumb. *I wanna go back to the bears!!!* At least they fight.
SHOES!!!! Who knew there were shoes in zoos????
And, my day was made.