Sherry just bought a new camera for the Animal Department (I was thinking about starting this post by saying, “I totally talked Sherry into buying a new camera for the Animal Department”, because I totally did, but I won’t). It’s pretty fabulous and quite perfect because it’s shockproof up to 5 feet and waterproof up to 10 feet. Not water resistant, but waterproof. Meaning I could hop right into the muskrat exhibit and take an underwater picture with him. One of those ones where I hold it out at arms length and we say cheese. But I haven’t actually gotten up the nerve to put a digital camera underwater yet (because that would be crazy). And the 5 feet shockproof spec is perfect for the 5′ 2″ keeper holding it right at eye level! Boy! I haven’t been this excited since the bike trailer! (It’s been a very exciting month)
Then Gus mans up (um, sort of):
Then Gus feels insecure about being afraid of the basket when the girls weren’t, so makes himself feel better by wrestling a full grown bear (Mimi):
Then it’s off to the wolf exhibit. An unexpected visitor in the side cage (a toad):
Then I go back to the building to find a cute ‘possum sleeping (Beaker):
And then since I’ve kept it in my pocket all day, I forgot it was in there and bring it home and take a cute picture of my dog (Cocoa):
Today I’ve actually used it for work purposes–while I had the exhibit salamanders out feeding them, I took new identification pictures that I’ll use to make a better, more updated identification sheet. When I was taking one of them out of their water dish, its tail splashed my eye and camera with water. Not a problem for the camera (more of a problem for my eye)!