Riff and I packed our bags, grabbed our funny hats and binoculars and went on Safari a couple of weeks ago. Bumping across the African wilderness in our open jeep, we spotted tigers, giraffe's, zebra's and lions. Then into the jungle we went to communicate with the gorilla's, monkeys and parrots who live there.
We wrestled and tamed a spotted leopard. Had him almost eating out of our hands before we moved on.
Back in North America, we ran across a black bear, (I was a little worried and hid behind a tree!), some Rocky Mountain Elk and lots and lots of goats.
Well, okay, so we didn't really have on the funny hats, we left the binoculars in the car and our open-jeep was really only our feet. We weren't in the wilds of Africa, only Oregon and the spotted leopard we tamed was a 4 month old cub named Diego who was born to a spotted daddy leopard and a sleek black mama leopard at the Wildlife Safari in Bandon, Oregon. But still - it was adventurous and very very cool.
These guys are called Capybara, are from South America and are the largest rodent in the world. Not sure if my cats could handle mice this size or not. I'm thinking the Capy's would win that fight.
Don't they kind of look like big Guinnea Pigs?
The Llama's were not real impressed with me trying to pet them. Kept frowning at me. I think they could detect the knitter in me and knew that I was eyeballing their wool coats and dreaming of new sweaters...
Ah, he's just so sweet when he's sleeping.
Can you help me determine which one's the old goat in this picture? heeheehee
"Ya'all come back now, ya hear!", says Mrs. Wallabee.