Thursday, August 21, 2008

Is it an alligator or a crocodile?

Reptile Gardens. Cool. Gross. Cool and gross at the same time. They had many of the worlds deadliest snakes. One of the largest crocodiles in captivity. Cool tortoises. The list goes on. There were more than 50 alligators and crocodiles all piled on top of each other in this enclosure. They had more room but they seemed to like to snuggle up. Can an alligator snuggle? How about a crocodile? Can they snuggle? Is even possible for something that looks like that, with huge teeth and rough skin? Speaking of teeth, one of these huge guys mistook a rock for a piece of chicken. Ooooo You should of heard the sound of his teeth breaking!Don't you just want to stand in a alligator/crocodile pen with a bucket full of raw chicken? Looks like fun to me. What a bunch of crazy kids. From the left, my middle boy, oldest boy, their cousins Kasey and then Kali. The boys have so much fun with their cousins! I hate to say it but I love these cut outs for people to stick their heads in. Maybe they are cheesy but I love to get pictures with the kids' heads stuck through the cutouts. I always have. Always will. I remember I did that as a kid. I remember my head being stuck in a Pea Soup Anderson board. Ah, memories.
We love tortoises. This guy was about 60 years old.
That's their Uncle Jake putting our Little Man up on the tortoise. I tell you, these boys LOVE their Uncle Jake. And did you notice Little Man, I think he is part Michael Jordan, that tongue is always out!


Anonymous said...

Talk about teeth! How many teeth are in these photos??!! Smile for the camera Mr. Croc and
Mr. Gator! Mom

carrielt said...

This was at the black hills right? I remember going there when I was 4 and sitting on the huge tortiose.

Carin said...

Carrielt, yes this is in the Black Hills. Pretty fun but we were thinking the Tortiose's were by far the best part of the whole thing. Oh, and the crazy mirrors.

Anonymous said...

I hope that you are not insinuating that the tortioses were the best part of the trip?? Love 'em but the night show at Rushmore was hands down the most moving and best place I have been in a long time. In case it has not been stated before I am very patriotic and I loved the tribute to the veterans that they did!

Ok-I'm off my soap box but if you go you have to take part in the night show at Rushmore and say "thanks" to all those vets out there!