09/07/09 - The boys and I went to a local private zoo yesterday called Noah's Landing. This place is all about hands-on learning and interaction with the animals. The NC Wildlife Rescue Center out of Sandford was onsite with some of their rescue birds, and this Great Horned Owl was amongst them. I've only ever seen a Great Horned Owl in the wild once, and that was just a silhouette on a power line, so I was ecstatic to get to see one THIS CLOSE.
The boys and I had a superb time. We got to touch an alligator, skunk, opossum and more. We will go back!
I put up a blog post about our visit here:
Besides the great horned owl, they had a red-tailed hawk, a black vulture, a screech owl, and a barred owl. Wow!
Thank you all so much for receiving my black swallowtail picture so well yesterday:-) I took a picture of a red-spotted purple yesterday on the way to Noah's Landing, and that just might be tomorrow's POTD.
I hope you are enjoying the holiday!