Friday, July 28, 2006

Reptile Park

Rhiannons class trip this term was to a reptile park.

It is an outdoor park and can get very muddy and miserable if it is raining. It has been cancelled twice in recent weeks due to the torrential downpours we have been experiencing and today was third time lucky! The sun was shining all day and it was perfect.

I drove down after the bus with Gareth to join in as an extra pair of hands. We had a lovely day and saw all sorts of weird and wonderful snakes, crocodiles, alligators and lizards.

There was even some "hands on" where the kids got to stroke pythons and touch an alligators eyeball?

There was a rockpool behind glass in an indoor display of crocodiles. There were about 8 medium sized crocs that were still as statues.

Myself and another Mum Julie were puzzled as to whether they were real or not. We got right up close to the glass and were staring at one of them to see if it was breathing. Suddenly another croc sprung at the glass partition with open jaws and bounced off the glass beside my cheek. Myself and Julie screamed so loud that all the kids started screaming and running in panic thinking something had escaped!

I'm not sure if we will be asked to help out on the next school trip!

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