Thursday, 10 July 2008

Amazing what you learn in a day....

Today, Banham Zoo in Norfolk was visited by 30 Reception Class children, including Pickle. I went as one of the parent helpers. I was with 2 (grown up) friends and between us we had 9 children to supervise.

The above photo of the giraffe is the only one I found time to take, but we did see many more animals.

The tigers were a great favourite, although our group will tomorrow be telling their teacher that

'lots of tigers STINK'.

Although this was somewhat true, what we actually meant were

'many species of tigers are now sadly EXTINCT'

but they chose not to hear that version.

The other amazing fact our group picked up from the visit was that Fennec Foxes lay eggs, at least the same size as themselves, if not bigger.

Whose bright idea was it to have 4 ostrich eggs in the Fox enclosure anyway.

There are now at least 9 children in Suffolk who think these foxes hatch from eggs.

I must speak to the teacher before the children do!


Anonymous said...

I have been laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes!!!

foxes that lay eggs.... that should be sent in to the paper for april fools day... that one is priceless!!!

Thank you picklesmum and pickles friends... you have made my night :D

picklesmum said...

Thank you anon. You are not Pickles Teacher I hope!

Anonymous said...

no PM, I'm not pickles teacher!!! :D
I am in Florida so might be a bit tricky get to school on time each morning, although the school does provide a free breakfast for all students! I think by the time pickel got here she might want lunch and dinner.

picklesmum said...


Pickle already wants lunch and dinner by the time she gets to school and we can see school from our house!

Jo Beaufoix said...

1. You were very brave.

2. Fab pics.

3. I had a scary image in my head of that sweet tiny fox trying to lay an egg. Ick.

Ruby in Bury said...

My comment was going to be, "Well, I'm glad I'm not a Fennec Fox, that sounds painful."

And then I read to the end. Duuuh!!!