Funny Faces at the Funny farm

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Funny faces at the Funny Farm (Horsepower for Kids) near my house.

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I was watching some of the volunteer kids chasing after a crazy rooster that had gotten free and was driving all of the other animals crazy.  That rooster was pretty slick and kept them running for a while. It’s always entertaining there.

Linking to Saturday’s Critters

Funny faces on the farm.

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I finally realized there was a petting zoo/farm near my house. I was out looking for birds and stumbled upon what looked like horse stables but then I heard parrots yelling and other weird noises coming from the back of a house. On the side was an entrance and it said $5 fee. I headed in thinking I wouldn’t find much and left over 2 hours later. They had horses for riding, farm animals to pet, a pond filled with geese, swans and ducks and all kinds of other critters.  Most of the animals (excluding the horses) were rescue animals. It’s a non-profit farm run by volunteers. One of their events is a summer camp called “Warriors for Autism”. Kids can spend time working and playing with the animals and interact with other kids.  I have found a new favorite place to add to my list of Saturday morning walks. No rare birds here, although I had a few eastern bluebirds fly over, but just a lot of fun.

That last picture is my favorite. Molly was sleeping and I leaned over and snapped her with her teeth sticking out.

Link to Horsepower for Kids.

Different things at Honeymoon Island Park

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When I first got to the park I had a beautiful view of the moon.

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This is a butterfly I don’t see very often.

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Backside of a fiddler crab. You can really see the colors on his back.

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I saw a big tortoise on the side of the trail.

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He didn’t move when I walked by so I stopped and got a front view. Is he smiling?

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Another butterfly.

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View from behind the nature center. It was a quiet morning on my weekend walk down the nature trail.

Camera Critters

Other fun stuff at Gatorland

Do those vultures think that gator is dead? If not, they must know he’s well fed.

Lot’s of gator mating going on.

“Ha! Ha! said the old tortoise.

Gator surfing is fun. The egrets are always catching a ride.

The deep Florida woods along the boardwalk.

Looking up you almost feel like you are somewhere else besides Orlando.

Just a few fun things I saw on my last trip to Gatorland to see the baby birds at the bird rookery there. You can head straight to the rookery and spend half of a day looking at baby birds but there are other cool things there. Lots of gators and other animals.