Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Alligator Farm and alligator feeding

 Our last field trip for this school year was a trip to the Alligator Farm and Zoological Park in Saint Augustine. It has been at least four years since we have been to the Alligator Farm. This was a very cool field trip. The main attraction was feeding the Alligators. They feed the alligators these very large white rats. It is crazy that this gentleman is standing in a pit with at least 12 very large alligators. It's even crazier that he walks up to each one of them with a rat in his hand waiving it in front of their mouths. I was waiting for one of those alligators to leap up and snatch that rat with his hand attached. The crazy doesn't stop there. They sell tickets to the true adventurer so they can get in the pit with all the alligators and pet them. I like adventure but I draw the line when I look like food. I like being on top of the food chain. When you chose to get in that pit, you are now at the bottom of the food chain.
Notice the rat in his left hand. Yup!!! You know that alligator noticed it.
This alligator was on the move towards him for that rat. 
This is where I thought he was going to lose his hand.
The Cisco Kid did some Alligator feeding for himself.  They sell pellet food that you can throw to them. 
The Komodo dragon is really cool!!!
Even though it was very, very hot, it was a good trip.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness. That would totally freak me out that he was in there! I would have to feed them from a distance, a big distance.



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