I'm not fond of snakes. If I'm startled by one in the grass I'll let out a yelp and get away from it fast. I know there's one that lives in the rock pile. I sometimes see it sunning itself in the late morning and it leaves it's used skin around for the dogs to find a couple times a year. I try to watch my step and make noise when I'm in that area of the yard and so far, we've managed to co-exist.
Yesterday afternoon we stopped by the zoo. I was on a mission to find baby birds. There should be ducklings, goslings and pea chicks all hatching out about now. I couldn't find any. Either my timing is bad or they are all hidden away in safe places, but I didn't see them. Instead we went thru the reptile house. We don't go there on every visit, but this time Rob wanted to. It's a beautiful new building, only a couple years old with this tile snake that leads you through the exhibits.
As long as they're behind glass I don't mind looking at snakes. They have some beautiful colors and patterns.
This one is a Rhinoceros snake.
This is a Python.
OK, enough snakes. They also have lizards of various types in the exhibit.
These two are the same variety and share a cage.
Now the part of the exhibit that I like. Frogs.
These little guys don't even look real. They look like brightly painted ceramic frogs. I have a couple in my collection that look just like them.
Just outside the exit door I spotted this sculpture. Isn't he a beauty?
I'd love to have him in my collection. He'd look great in my rock garden.
Maybe next week I'll find some baby birds.