Adventures on Safari

Posted on August 7, 2009. Filed under: Daily life, Field Trips | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Yep, that’s right.  Safari.  We found a safari parkin Pine Mountain, Georgia (which is located square in the middle of nowhere) and did a weekend trip with the grandparents a few weeks ago.  We had a blast!  It is the kind of park where you drive through and the animals are roaming about, most of them coming up to cars and harassing people for food – only the approved food you buy from the park though, you don’t want to make the animals sick!  There were several different varieties of cattle, buffalo, deer, and pigs, as well as zebras, giraffes, and other more exotic animals.  The park has vans available to rent for the drive starting at about $7, which I highly recommend.  You can take your own car if you want, but the animals REALLY get up close and personal, and as the sign at the rental stand says – renting a small van is cheaper than a good car wash.  Also, the rental vans have bars across the windows (at least in the back) which can come in handy when a large smelly creature is in search of a tasty treat you are holding back for the next animal!

There is also a more zoo-like section where you can see potentially dangerous animals in pens and cages.  They had monkeys, alligators, rhinos, bears, lions, tigers, even ligers (half lion, half tiger, and absolutely huge)! 

Some of the animals look a little worse for wear, and we were disappointed with the reptile show, which consisted of one iguana on a leash.  Otherwise we had a fabulous time!  Here are some of the pics from our adventure:

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