Last Sunday I began a series of photos taken on a day a few weeks back at a Game Park. It was a beautiful day, and Sugar Bear was thrilled with all the opportunities to "meet" some of her favorite animals.
This week, I'd like to share some of the photos from the portion of the day where we were introduced to a variety of small animals. All the animals featured in this section were available to hold and/or pet. It was a bit crowded, which along with the strange colored Plexiglas roof, proved to make photography difficult. I was very grateful for our friend tagging along, so that she could assist the Sugar in the "meeting", while I jockied around and snapped away.
This first animal had Sugar a little weary.
She is a HUGE fan of the movie Bambi, and I have explained to her why Thumper thinks it is soooooooooo funny when Bambi calls the little skunk a flower. She is well aware of the skunks interesting defense mechanism. I am fairly certain she was just waiting for this little guy to fire off a stink bomb.
I don't know about you....but I think skunks are pretty cute.
Several years ago, before Sugar bear, I had two ferret babies. Hubby and I enjoyed our little ferret's antics, but I grew tired of the smell. After 4 years, we gave them to a friend of a friend, who in my opinion, was a bit ferret loony. Here entire day consisted of taking care of her ferrets that had complete run of her house. It was ferret heaven. This was the first and only time I have ever given up a pet, and it was extremely hard on me, but I know they loved their new home.
I was pretty excited to see this little ferret at the game park, and hoped Sugar would get a good kick out of it as well. Unfortunately......Mr. Ferret had been taking a nap, and was still pretty drowsy, so she didn't really get to enjoy the full Ferret experience. She did think he was pretty cute though.
This last little honey was a real treat to see. What a sweet little baby wallaby she was. The presenter kept her in the fleece pouch the entire time, but we still got a pretty good look at her.
Her fur was fuzzy, and her face so darn adorable.
When holding her, she found a way to tuck way down low in her pouch, for safety, so we mostly enjoyed her back feet, and tail. tee hee....Sugar didn't care. I think she would have been more than pleased to take her baby home.
Stay tuned next week for part three. All I can say is.....MEOW!