Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Swamp Field Trip

Last Friday, we met up with our homeschool group for a field trip to the swamp!  We took a boat tour and a train ride, saw an animal show and had a picnic.  We saw an otter, turtles, alligators, snakes, and chickens (there were also bears, but we had to leave before we saw them).  As always, we had a great time with our friends!

Yes, this is a real alligator, which was sunning itself on the bank, nears the cars in the parking lot!  Apparently, the gators have free roam of the park, which is a little unsettling when you have kids out there.
This is the alligator that everyone got to touch.  It is about two and a half years old.  I was surprised how slowly alligators grow, even in the beginning of their lives.

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