Off to the Zoo

~sigh~ where do I start?
It’s been such a long day and I really have more to do, but (a decent) sleep ready to rise early for market will have to take precedence.
After a slightly rushed start this morning we headed off to visit ZooDoo. A small zoo north east of Hobart. It is more a zoo park than traditional zoo but they have an ok variety of animals and are knowledgable about everything they have.
Believe it or not, (actually I see its not that hard to believe it,) some kids have never seen farm animals, so there is a menagerie of those wandering around the park – chickens, geese, sheep and goats.
There are the usual Aussie animals, koalas, a wombat, small kangaroos, emus, parrots, galahs, a trolling cockatoo (yes I’ll tell you about him soon enough), a petting zoo and the like – yes, and several Tassie Devils.

We arrived right on time to jump on their ZooDoo Safari bus and head into the paddocks to feed the emu, ostriches, llama, alpacas and Camels.
Then there was the feeding of the lions, meerkats, visit the reptiles and then feed the Devils.
After that we were on our own so spent the time wandering and taking pictures.

Back to the beginning, at 8.30 this morning. All was going good until we got, oh about, half an hour up the road and dropped the eldest at work. Uh-oh. I had left my spare camera battery at home. It doesn’t normally go flat very quickly but I like it as a safety net, particular as I like to take huge amounts of pictures.
I figured I would just play it safe and not go overboard. Haha, yeah I actually thought that and was able to behave myself till about the last half hour when I just let it rip. And then the battery died.

We left and went for lunch around 12ish, stopping for a picnic (it was outside, so a picnic it was) at Richmond, ten minutes down the road, and sat near the river.

On returning home, about 2.30, I set about doing the things I needed for tomorrow’s market and dinner before picking up the eldest. And as I write this, 10pm, I still haven’t looked at the pictures. And at last count there are over 200 of the suckers. (Am i stupidly patient and controlled??) Some I definitely know are not worth keeping.
I was very good today, and only used the manual mode on the camera, so I’m hoping, fingers crossed, there are more good than bad.

Once I sort the pictures out, here will be several posts on the trip, and a few select animal specific posts on the other blog as well. One of the first will be a post just for the Tassie Devil.

Now to find a quick picture or two to break up the words – once you arrive here, this will be nonsense, but hey, it’s late, I’m tired, so whatever. (It just took 20 mins to get 219 pictures not the iPad, am now really tired)

Hope you have a great weekend,
Jennifer πŸ™‚

Bucket of chow and how my feet felt at the end of it all…

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10 responses to “Off to the Zoo

  1. Cool closing shot, Jennifer!

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  2. Sounds like a great, if tiring, day. I don’t really know what a Tasmanian devil is so I look forward to the post,

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  3. You reminded me about our visit to the Devil Conservation Park – looking forward to your post. I miss Tassie and would so love love to go back!

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  4. I just love Llamas, and I look forward to all the Aussie animals!

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  5. Can’t wait for the devil post! (All the others, really.)

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