Wednesday, September 10

skunk ape

while carrie was here, we went to a fabulous place in the everglades called the skunk ape research headquarters! i guess skunk ape is the souths version of big foot. rikki and alli went there earlier this year and had so much fun, we thought it would be neat to check out. this place was incredible...and it was only $3 a person!! this is definitely the hidden jewel of the everglades! we not only saw a TON of animals, but we got to hold them all too!

there was a macaw there named patches. he fell in love with carrie. his cheeks would turn bright pink when he would get near her. when she held him, he tried to protect her by covering her head with his wing. he kept spreading his wings to show off. it was so sweet! patches also ate cashews. he would eat them right out of the guides mouth, which was SICK! when there were only a couple pieces left in his mouth he said "he'll go as depp as he has to" and he let him pick the nuts from the back of his throat. it was so gross but funny at the same time. this trip was well worth the drive. we will have incredible memories for ever!

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