Friday, July 29, 2016

Check Out the Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo




During the summer we try to come up with different things to do. Not all the time, mind you. I did write a post on how I'm not entertaining the kids during summer break. But we do like to check local places out. We decided to check out the Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo.



If the name sounds familiar it might be because it was featured on Dirty Jobs.


Obviously, as the name implies, there are snakes:




But there are also other animals.

This is me when I've eaten too many carbs:







This is me when my kids talk about Minecraft:







There's also a petting zoo. You can buy some feed when you pay for your tickets. A llama named Hans greets you:


I'm kidding. He's not always there. And his name isn't Hans. I have no idea what his name is. Or maybe it's a girl. But it looked like a boy named Hans.

Hans wants some of your food:



There are also goats. And pigs.




The goats will start surrounding fairly quickly. Some goats are rude and will try to take the bag. Other goats will bump against you like, "Hello? Feed me! Now!" Sort of like the plant on Little Shop Of Horrors.



They are persistent:



You'd think Natalie's favorite part would be the goats, but no. She loved the chicks that were running around.





There are also various shows throughout the day. We stayed for the one about snakes:



And yes, you CAN touch the snake. Natalie rushed right on up:



She's always loved snakes though. When she was 6, her school had a petting zoo come to the school and she happily wore a snake:


She's always loved animals. ALL animals. So she had a fantastic time.

If you go to the snake farm want want to check out a delicious place to eat, go to Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ. It's pretty close and has amazing brisket:



Do you like snakes?

34 comments:

  1. Oh that looks like the Britney Spears Slave 4 U snake! Lol.
    Military Husband can't with snakes. I'm like but why?? Hahaha

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  2. I don't mind snakes, my Dad was always terrified of them and we use to torment him haha.

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  3. I do not like snakes, but that llama looks friendly :)

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  4. Snakes!!! That picture of your baby and a snake, wowza!! My kids and I are such snake wimps!Glad you had fun.

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  5. Brisket!
    I'm more like Indiana Jones than Natalie - "Anything but snakes!" Although I'm not phobic of them, just respectively cautious!

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  6. You were about 5 minutes from my house. And when you went to Coopers you drove right by me. :)

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    1. And yes, I've been absent from blogging for about 3 years (or more) but I still keep up and for some reason decided to reappear on your blog with this post. Ha.

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  7. Holy cow that pig!! Haha it's huge!! I went to the zoo this weekend too, always a fun day!! :)

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  8. Ooh fun! I do love snakes - they're quite fascinating! Love how Natalie is quite the fearless girl! She rocks!! And I think Hans is a lovely name, suits him (or her) well!!

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  9. I'd never get Morticia to anyplace with the word snake in the title.

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  12. Love the chicken bytthe snake , I won't dare go near less to talk about my children golfing one. We watch from afar my dear. When I was younger I could only have flash backs of snakes biting my siblings and mum when ergo farming. Yes train them tobd friendly as you like, I won't go near them ��
    My respect to anyone playing with dangerous animals ��������

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  13. Yeah ... love the concept and I'm sure my girls would love it too. But mom, touching snakes? No can do. And I think they would like this so much more than the snake thing at Rainforest Cafe where they didn't get to touch at all~

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  14. Opps, Sorry I pressed the wrong key. The pig is massive.

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  15. In case the first part did not work. You all looked like you had a great day out.

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  16. Ahh, seems interesting for kids.. I love zoo and farm visits for kids, they seem so educative and full of love for animals for kids..

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  17. Animals are always a great hit with kids and adults alike. Looks like you had a great time!

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  18. The animal zoo looks and sounds like a ton of fun. No snakes will come even close to me. Yes I am a big baby when it comes to snakes.

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  19. I have to admit I am a little afraid of snakes, but this looks like such a fun place to visit! And, those goats do look persistent!

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  20. Lovely .. Even We visited the zoo in our city and saw the white tiger in its furious form :) Chandresh

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  21. This looks like a place my kids would love to visit. I think we would have a great family day here! Thanks for sharing this fun idea.

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  22. Your descriptions are hilarious, especially the one about carbs! I have been telling myself I'm going to wear a snake around my neck because I've touched smaller ones before. I'd have to have a shot or two before then though.

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  23. Sounds like a day full of fun especially for the kids! I love taking them to farms and zoos because they get to interact with the animals and appreciate them more too.

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  24. Wow, I love going to the zoo, it actually relaxes and de-stresses me :) thank you for sharing and for the lovely photos.

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  25. I think my cousins will love to see, touch, and wear the snakes too. The experience will surely be an unforgettable one.

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  26. Looks like you guys had so much fun! What a great activity for the kids!

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  27. Hahah That pig/hog looks like me too after too many Cheetos! This is the kind of spot my hubby and son would have fun visiting together.

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  28. I'm scared of snakes! But your post reminds me to take my daughters to the zoo. I can't remember the last time I took them there.

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  29. That looks like a fabulous place to visit! My kids love visiting zoo. This mama wouldn't be caught near the snakes! eek! They scare me!

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  30. Looks like a very fun zoo! I am not a big fan of snakes. The pig is way too adorable!

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  31. I have been to zoo in our country and its so much fun especially to my children. But seeing snakes? urgh! I hate it. I am scared. lol!

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  32. Lol at that pig! Looks like you guys had a fun time at the zoo. I'm not a fan of snakes so, I won't go near one.

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