While we were there Sam had to go to the bathroom. So - we walked to the entrance tent and asked the policeman where it was. He looked at me and asked who had to go. When I said it was Sam he told Sam to follow him, and they went around the tent. Sam said he simply pointed to a spot and had him pee! Awesome. They people who ran the show also had audience members get into that big yellow truck you see in the above picture.
Car on two wheels. They did this over and over and over and ......
So, on Friday of this week (a holiday - Divali, which will be the next post) we went to another non-OSHA non-approved location. The Crocodile Park! This was a very neat park that also had tortoises, bats and other assorted reptiles. An excellent insect collection, too. The best part was the tortoises, because you could just wander around amongst them, climb (!) on them and feed them. Then, for a real treat, Sam got to hold a baby crocodile. This park actually had some excellent educational exhibits, and it is amazing to realize that man managed to completely exterminate the tortoises from the neighboring island of Rodrigues in 80 years. That species of tortoise is completely gone, and the ones in the breeding program at the park are from Madagascar.
Riding the tortoise. Poor things.
The biggest thrill was that the crocodile peed on Sam. While he held it about fourteen French and German tourists took pictures of him.
This is one of the old sugar cane train engines that were used on the estates to bring cane to the processing plants. It had been moved to the crocodile park.
Sam in front of the fruit bat cage. These bats are huge and are day flyers, and are pretty dang creepy. They are spotted frequently in the Tamarin area, on the coast.