Monday, July 1, 2013

Alligator Farm

So one of the things we've wanted to do while we're in Florida is go to the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine.  But we weren't exactly sure how cool it was, if it was worth the money, etc.  But we heard from some good friends of ours that it is awesome, so on Saturday--our last one in Florida, sniff!--we took the highway down the oceanfront and went to the Alligator Farm!  It was a blast.  They show every crocodilian species on the planet...there is something like 25 different kinds, including alligators, crocodiles, and caimans.

An albino gator (with some turtle friends)

Pit of gators.  No big deal. We got to watch them feed the gators here, but I am not smart enough to get the video up.  Just trust me, it was cool. 

One of the weird species.  I think this one was from India? 

Another weird and creepy species.  These ones can grow up to 20 feet long! 

Me with some lemurs

Greg loved the Galapagos Tortoise.  He has never seen one before!  I guess not every zoo is as cool as the Phoenix Zoo.

This was the Rookery and Alligator Lagoon.  You can't tell in this picture, but there were so many birds!  I started counting gators, but I stopped when I reached 60 and I realized I had only covered probably less than 25% of the area.  Later we heard there were over 300 alligators in this lagoon.  

 The biggest gator, about 15 feet long. 

Just some Baby Gators. 

Things have gone really well at Greg's internship, and we're really thinking that Florida is where we could end up, at least for a little while.  SO, if anyone comes and visits us after we come back in a year or so, be warned that we will probably drag you to the Alligator Farm.  Because who doesn't like baby alligators? 

1 comment:

  1. My boys are in awe... so we WILL be coming to visit! :)