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26 June 2006 @ 07:01 pm
Saturday  
In my continuing quest to practice what I preach, I'm making another picture post. I love seeing yours, so I ought to make my own more often. Besides, the last two times I took a lot of pictures I STILL haven't gotten around to posting, so I figure I ought to do this before the inertia gets to me.

Saturday we were pretty busy. In the afternoon we went to Animal Planet Expo (coming to a city near you!) and later that evening we hung with John, Peggy, and postrophe at the Bourgeois Pig, then went for a late dinner at the French Quarter Marketplace.

I only have pictures from the expo, and one shot of the koi at the restaurant, but if you're interested, they're behind the cut.



I tried to take a lot of .mov files, but my batteries, as usual were bitchy. I did get these cute little animatronic parrots at the front gate, though.

Birds.mov 5 meg

Jeff Corwin was there! I didn't see anything on the listings saying he was supposed to be there! We didn't meet him because there was a line, and it was mostly kids. I was amazed he was there, partially because it was so damned hot. He was a real trooper to show up and talk to kids and such. +1 Respect.



There was a demonstration of dogs doing frisbee catching tricks, but the movies all ended up long and anticlimactic...

I did get a movie of Poupon (a grey pitbull) and his owner at the misting tent. Lots of people brought pets and they had the foresight to put up a mist tent to keep them cool. Here's Poupon enjoying the mist and appreciating his owner. It's a cute one.

Poupon.mov 2.3 meg

There was a live animal show we got to see. The main gist of it seemed to be just walking around holding an animal while someone told about it, and we were hoping for more, but it was still worth the wait.

As you can see, though, it was all very DARK. This is the best picture I got of the opossum.



There was an aligator.



I had no decent pictures of the hyrax whatsoever. I tried, though.



Lastly, there was a boa. It was a short show, but hey, I'd never seen a hyrax with nothing between me and them before, so that was new.



Best picture of the set. Is this a bearded dragon? I'm not sure. Still, it's a cute lizard picture.



Let me ooouuuuuuuuut!!



There was also a hedgehog in this area of the animals to look at. He was too damned cute for a photo, though. He was eating, with his little tongue all over the food and such. I HAD to take a movie...

Hedgehog.mov 1.7 meg

Not sure the type of snake this is, but he was interesting. And you can see the water beading on him from when they were trying to keep him cool with misting.



Pandas make excellent cultural ambassadors. I just thought this was cute.



They also had a bunch of bugs displayed, including hissing Madagascar cockroaches, tarantulas and a millipede. But they're gross. So I took a picture of a monarch butterfly. Monarchs are actually totally native to the area, but we think they had only local things in case some got out ^_^



And, as promised, later I got a couple movies of koi at the French Quarter Marketplace. Here's the best one.

Frenchmarketkoi.mov 2.1 meg

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Robyn Goodfellow: dragonrobyngoodfellow on June 27th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Tres cute!
I lurve animals. The peaches 'n' cream boa was neat.
Fritters: Cheeeese! by Frittersfritters on June 27th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
Prety sure he's an albino. They were pretty spotty on the info, though. You could get one as long as you didn't mind feeding rodents to it, I've seen them outside of the expo before.
Robyn Goodfellowrobyngoodfellow on June 30th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
It was an albino, but the reptile place I used to go to called the albino boas that, because their markings are the same colours as peaches'n'cream corn on the cob.
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on June 30th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)
I thought it was just a really sweet thing to call him ^_^
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: beware - athfspazzychic on June 27th, 2006 08:13 am (UTC)
animals are cool.

Your dungeon is REALLY hard.

I died in the Dungeon of Fritters

I was killed in a foul-smelling fissure by Liquidhigh13 the fire elemental, whilst carrying...

the Armour of Huai Hsing, the Axe of Nevwynelf, the Wand of Penguins, the Shield of Crate Labels, the Wand of Lightning, the Sword of Lironess and 30 gold pieces.

Score: 15

Explore the Dungeon of Fritters and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon...


There's fire elementals, arch demons, and mind flayers everywhere. There was a 1 hp rat I couldn't bring myself to kill in your dungeon. :P
postrophe on June 27th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
The Sword of Lironess?

(I knew you two were corresponding, but she gave you her sword?)

*hee*

')
Vocabulary/Back Scritchesspazzychic on June 27th, 2006 10:48 am (UTC)

I am more impressed with the Wand of Penguins, because I can totally imagine a Wand of Penguins.
Fritters: Cheeeese! by Frittersfritters on June 27th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
Wow. But thanks hugely for not killing the rat ^_^
Robyn Goodfellowrobyngoodfellow on June 30th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)

I died in the Dungeon of Fritters

I was killed in a muddy fissure by Kohaku San the mind flayer, whilst carrying...

the Sword of Lironess, the Shield of Fritters, the Amulet of Japan, the Sword of Postrophe, the Wand of Penguins, the Shield of Crate Labels, the Armour of Huai Hsing and 85 gold pieces.

Score: 55

Explore the Dungeon of Fritters and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon...
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: ipinchspazzychic on June 30th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
ah ha!

I died in the Dungeon of Fritters

I was killed in a gloomy pit by Zenin4711 the fire elemental, whilst carrying...

the Sword of Lironess, the Armour of Huai Hsing, the Crown of Phoenix Anew, the Crown of Claymorex, the Dagger of Dronken Dennis, the Sceptre of Cheese, the Armour of Thunderstorms, the Axe of Nevwynelf, the Shield of Crate Labels, the Wand of Penguins, the Shield of Fritters, the Wand of Lightning and 361 gold pieces.

Score: 268

Explore the Dungeon of Fritters and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon...
Fritters: Cheeeese! by Frittersfritters on June 30th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
Re: ah ha!
I love the wand of penguins and the scepter of cheese. As I walked on the scepter would get smaller and smaller and smaller....
Lady Pixelladypixel on June 27th, 2006 10:38 am (UTC)
On the hyrax:

I've got a hyrax pelt at the store right now. Someone gave it to me recently. Admittedly, it's an old one (part of a collection which was acquired in the 1930's), but it's in decent shape, and it's kinda odd-feeling. Reminds me of a cross between coyote fur and rabbit fur.
AlucarDmilesaroo on June 29th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
Heee very cool piccas :D
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on June 29th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love animal pics!