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Old 04-25-2016, 10:00 PM
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Something New, Gators And Crocks

Sunday afternoon, Husband and I visited a gator/croc sanctuary in Angelton, TX called Crocodile Encounters and I have to say it's not my thing but I had a great time! I think the best thing was watching the kids enjoy it so much that came with their families. I've had minimal exposure to gators in south Florida where my parents have a house that sits on the water of Lake Okeechobee chasing people off that try to feed wild gators or swim there not knowing the danger. Here are some photos and for anyone looking for something to do with their kids. One thing though, at the feeding pool, do not lift your kids to stand on the waist high scale, I sucked wind when one kid being held by his parents tried to stand on the wet rail and slipped almost going into the pool of gators being fed!!!

Now they brought a boa out and I didn't want to touch him even though a couple of years ago I touched one that a lady had in a car. I did touch a baby croc though for the first time. Interesting feeling, it was warm and soft scales. We had a great time, great park, great tour with education too. Great experience and education for kids to learn. They had ring tailed lemurs too that came up to us. In one of their roped off areas I saw and heard birds. Me, I had. My eye to the crack looking in but couldn't see much, I'll keep you posted but I believe they received some birds. I feel good about this place and I'm going back to take my nieces and nephews for the great experience.

Lemurs up close and personal. The kids got to feed them.
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A Croc that came to the tour guide for food and demonstrated a jump


Husband checking out the newest gator sent from the Bronx zoo to live out his remaining years here. This demonstrates how close you are but the gage on the wire fence is very thick.





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Old 04-26-2016, 12:11 AM
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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

Wow that's interesting! Glad you had a good time. The only way I'd hold a baby one like that, would be if it's mouth was tied securely shut!
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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

That's a beautiful gator from the Bronx zoo!
Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

Wow Fantastic pics and a Fantastic Place ...glad you enjoyed it and now I have enjoyed it through your pics too Thank you for sharing them
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:09 PM
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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

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Wow that's interesting! Glad you had a good time. The only way I'd hold a baby one like that, would be if it's mouth was tied securely shut!

I was on the fence with its mouth not being securely shut. It was a baby croc and before any of us could ask why it's mouth wasn't secured, they said it's a baby and crocs when babies do not snap, they depend on their mothers so it wasn't necessary to secure it shut. Good to know but still scary. I touched it's belly on the side by its back leg. That was enough for me, lol!!


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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

The babies don't snap? Ever?? Interesting, I've never heard of that. I'd still not be getting near the head unless it was "unnecessarily" secured shut haha.
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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

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Crocodile Encounters for anyone looking for something to do with their kids...

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A Croc that came to the tour guide for food and demonstrated a jump


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That's one way to dispose of the evidence, I guess...

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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

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The babies don't snap?
Nah...

Babies are just soft and pink! No hoofs. No horns. No antlers. They don't snap, they go squish...

MMMMM! TASTY!

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Old 04-26-2016, 04:46 PM
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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

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Crocodile Encounters for anyone looking for something to do with their kids...

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Funny you say that because the guide asked the kids "what's in the feed bucket? Kids that ask too many questions, lol!"


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Re: Something New, Gators And Crocks

Oh, there are many, many bad joke possibilities here...

"soft and pink" is only the beginning of very depraved (albeit funny) humor.

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