Monday, May 15, 2006

I had a farm in Africa

Captain, there be camels here!

Yep, that's a camel. And yep, it's IN OUR CAR.

We took an "African Safari" thing just outside of Port Clinton this past weekend, on the premise that the girls (and I) would get a huge kick out of feeding camels, zebra, buffalo, etc. from the car.

(insert ominous, creepy music here)

The emu was very polite, but was quickly shoved aside...

The first crazy animal we encountered was a giant Asian camel (the kind that are really hairy like a sheep) who was twice the height of our car, and yet he had no problem getting his big fat head into the window and into my face (while I'm holding Lorelei who is reaching for him) The food bucket was quickly yanked away from me and amid the screeching Geoff drove to the next feeding station. Well, it didn't get any better.

I like to think of myself as a cool customer when it comes to animals, and usually think nothing of it when contact is necessary.

Well, that all went out the window when the big, huge, gargantuan buffalo got in my window,and I had no food to throw out to it and I thought it would get mad and bite or something, setting me to hollering to Geoff "Ahhh! Drive! Go! Go!" and setting the girls to panicking and screaming.

I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

Isabelle summed it up quite well when she stated, "I don't think that was such a good idea."


LauraHinNJ said...

That buffalo is huge! And what's up with his nose? Yuck.

Heavily-medicated grandpa said...

Camel! Buffalo!! Are you crazy?!? That was a camel-yeti hybrid and a half-crazed yak!! Our grandchildren were almost lunch. We may have to revert to Plan B: THE CONVENT and barbed wire!!

Susan Gets Native said...

He either had one hell of a head cold, or it's something to do with their cud...but I have another picture that I didn't post where he is cleaning his nose with his tongue. Blech.

Susan Gets Native said...

I assure you that no yaks were harmed in the making of this post.