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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 

Doers and Dreamers

Since I'm still in 'vacation mode', I haven't been paying much attention to the current events of the past few weeks and therefore my blog has reflected my complete lack of interest. Instead, I've been enjoying the tourist's life and visiting as many attractions the Doers and Dreamers Guide of Nova Scotia has to offer...such as Monday's trip to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

I took my son and my nephew to see some of Canada's indigenous animals (except the peacock and emu) and although they weren't so happy to see us, we were more than happy to spend an afternoon watching them laze about in the sun.

Here's a few photos of some of them...

Canada's showpiece...the moose. Although they can be found in the middle of the Trans Canada Highway, this one found its way instead to the Park.

Dall's sheep.

I don't think there's ever been a time that I've visited the park and seen any of the Black Bears doing anything but sleep. This visit was no different.

The peacocks roam free in the park and there isn't a child who has seen one and not tried to touch it. As easy as it looks, the peacocks aren't that naive and never let the kids closer than 2 or 3 steps from it. This guy led my son on a 20 minute chase through the pheasant exhibits and successfully dodged all his contact attempts.

My hero. The raccoon. Why? Doesn't this pic make it obvious? At least I know what they do when they're not into our garbage.

Off season for the Easter bunnies.

Wow! You get racoons come raid your trash... that's soo cool (although probably not for you).

The pictures are absolutely amazing. I'm actually warming to this "Canada" you keep telling me about.

zardoz says:
i see the moose is taking care of that little frog problem,,=z=

Awww, I love moose (mooses? meese?).
And peacocks rule all - and I've heard they are nasty mean bitches, apparently good for guarding. I always wanted to some day have a peacock like Flannery O'Connor - but for now, all I have is some peacock feathers.

looks like a fun day. and now I know what Easter bunnies do in the off season.

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