After making a narrow escape from crushing hugs and not partaking in honey, we found ourselves at the Reptile House.
It was there we found some anxious turtles and witnessed a turtle throwdown.
|what stare down, you may ask?|
|This blue jerk kept moving away from me when I wasn't looking.|
|H1 was particularly fond of this little fellow.|
Past the frogs were the enclosures for the crocodiles and alligators. I'm a fan of the Nile Crocodile. Other than honey badgers and komodo dragons, I have an affection for crocodiles. In my next life, I'll be a Nile Crocodile - destined to struggle and die during multiple cycles of drought as in the tragic but fantastic documentary by National Geographic. If you have no idea what I speak of, you need to go find that documentary as soon as possible. To think, I was much nerdier than I am now.
Anyway, a part from dying a sad death by the hands of the Cosmic Owl, I think being a crocodile would be a sweet ride up until that point. Although, I could be confusing my want of being a crocodile to my want of being a Why Wolf. I have no idea why you lot have not watched Adventure Time yet.
Why I am not a fan of alligators is beyond me. Maybe they're just not as cute or something and plenty scary. On this trip to the zoo, the baby alligators were eyeballing me and swimming closer to where I stood. They were menacing.
|Well I had to stare at you because your butt was blue. I was curious!|
|closer they came.|
|Okay, I'm leaving now.|
|Dancing cranes but not pink flamingos, honest.|
Instead, we wandered into the Madagascar exhibit where all that stuff about cartoon animals turned out to be a lie. A LIE, I say!
There were none of those in there!
Eh. I could be mistaken. I never actually saw all of the movies.
If I had a problem with baby alligators staring at me, then I had a super problem with this hell of a beast. Though, no. It was pretty frigging cool - being behind glass and all. Though I've played Resident Evil and when those things get out of their tanks, it's frightening.
|Probably one of my favourite pictures taken that day. the top of the crocodile and its reflection.|
|and the scariness that lurks beneath the water.|
|No really, look at how intelligent and all-knowing those eyes are. I felt stupid.|
|Even being harrassed by a friend did nothing to get rid of the gaze.|
Currently listening to: "Bait and Switch" by The Shins. I can't wait to buy this album, even if more than half of The Shins are no more. Though I guess reservations should be in order.