(Crocodile not pictured here for his own protection.)
After learning about crocodiles of various colors and appetite preferences, we had a chance to learn about some of the crazy creatures that God put around us in the world. They had a scorpion, a tarantula, and even a few lizards that are a little out of their element in FL... but which we'll see in our yards in Tanzania! While there was NO WAY I was going to touch the hairy terrestrial tarantula they offered, I did get to hold a baby crocodile… and eventually worked up my courage to touching… then holding… a python! Still can’t believe I did this.
|My roommates at training... with the crocodile|
Really, my hand placement isn't that impressive - the croc's mouth was taped shut!
|Step 1: Dare to touch the snake.|
Realize it's not as slimy as I thought,
and that it's actually kind of cool to feel the muscles moving.
Step 2: Watch my friend from Tanzania hold it and give in to self-induced peer pressure.
|Step 3: Jump in and volunteer to hold it before chickening out. Realize it's not so bad.|
Step 4: Give snake back and realize while it's not so bad...
I'd really like to now take a long hot shower! :)
|On the corner of John Wycliffe Blvd and Great Commission Drive...|