Saturday, October 24, 2009

Boo at the Zoo

Trick-or-treating at the California Living Museum is an annual tradition around here. Sometimes the kids dress up, sometimes it's too hot, but it's always fun!

(They were supposed to sit next to the scarecrow, but you know how it goes... apparently they got him confused with Santa. ;)

Docents brought out some our favorite "scary" critters, including a tarantula...


A Great Horned Owl large enough to eat skunks, porcupines, or your neighborhood kitten...


A California Kingsnake, which resembles a coral snake, but is not venomous. "Red next to yellow can harm a fellow, red next to black is a friend to Jack"...


And a common gopher snake, also nonvenomous and highly valued for keeping the rodent population under control...


As we walked around the zoo, the kids played games like pumpkin bowling...


And others, collecting candy and prizes along the way (everyone won, of course!)...

And generally had a grand ol' time!

3 comments:

John said...

Awesome!

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

What a fun day!

~Bobbi~ said...

We went on Sunday and they showed different reptiles. I was freaking out at first when I saw that pic because he was holding it. On our day, he only brought out venomous reptiles- snakes and Gila Monster. We couldn't be on the bottom step.

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