It has become sort of a tradition to attend the Wakulla Wildlife Festival. We love for so many reasons including playing the cool spring water. As always Putti loved touching and petting many animals there.'Come Be a Bear' is one of the popular activities. Where kids wear a bear coat and pretend to be little bears themselves and walk around with the volunteer learning what the bears eat during various seasons and more. Putti loved this part and even loved crawling inside the den for winters.
Then, she sat down with all of us to watch the much awaited 'Reptile Show', an Hands on reptile Encounter!
Staff from Center for Wildlife Education, Georgia Southern University talk about the benefit native species play in our environment and how exotic reptiles threaten the stability of our fragile ecosystems. Putti loved touching them and learning about them.
And as I stood there clicking pictures of Putti touching the reptiles, I was surprised by being garlanded with one of the snakes!!
And at the end of the show all kids got to touch the mighty Python. Putti was amazed to see how big it was. It felt cold and rough she said. She kept giving it a 'tail shake' as she called it:)
A closer look at the Python. My father and husband had bravely held this mighty python around their necks 4 years ago. Visit last year's post to see those photos.
And then kids enjoyed getting their face painted, looking at various caterpillars, learning about water pollution, butterflies and much more.
We had to leave early due to rain. But it was a wonderful day out and will sure attend next year too.