Monday, 22 September 2014

Reptle Park ....

Took a trip to the Reptile Park at Gosford on the Central Coast on Sunday.

First weekend of the school holidays so was able to take my eldest grandson with me. We met up with my younger son and his family.

A great day was had by all. The kids had a great time, patting kangaroos, crocodiles and snakes.

We when sat down for lunch this cheeky Rainbow Lorrikeet decided to join us.  He was taking food from our fingers but when we stopped he jumped onto the tray and helped himself.
The little ones loved watching the big salt water crocodile get fed. Lots of 'oohs and aahhhs'.  Later they got to touch a baby one about a metre long and though it was wonderful.
They enjoyed seeing the giant Galapagas Turtles ... although they couldn't understand what this one was doing - thank goodness we didn't have to explain it .... lol.

There were lots of kangaroos for them to pat and even some dingo puppies.  The kangaroos have a special area that is their 'rest area' where they can escape when they are fed up with visitors patting them.

They all bundled together in the sun and rested away from little hands.

Eldest granddaughter was very excited to see an echinda - she was impressed with his very long tongue as he ate his dinner.

Another had buried himself in the warm earth and only had his quills showing.

This Bush Stone Curlew looked like it was too much bother.

The beautiful Tawny Frogmouth didn't even bother opening his eyes when we arrived in his cage.  The children had a hard time to find him until we pointed him out to them.
These three little lizards were enjoying the warmth from the heat lamp in their enclosure.

Very glad these redback weren't actual size - it's bad enough when you find them in the house without having to deal with ones this big!

Love seeing the Cassowaries - they even had an egg, although it was just sitting on the pathway.  Mr Cassowary did check it regularly.

By the end of the day we were all tired, the two younger grandkids fell asleep within five minutes of sitting in their car. Not sure about my grandson, but I know I was quite happy to put my feet up when I finally got home after a perfect day.

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