While there we also attended a wildlife show and got to hold a carpet python, an ecletus parrot and a blue-tongue gecko. I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some of the photos I obtained while I was there.
|This Carpet Python was amazing to hold!|
|A cassowary chick|
|Up close and personal with an adult cassowary|
|An adult cassowary|
|Lace monitor also known as a goanna|
|Jumping mouse (though this one|
seemed to be having a snooze
in his food bowl)
|Female eclectus parrot found in the Solomon Islands.|
The males are a different colour to the females,
and for many years, scientists thought they
were different species of parrot.
|JayCee and I were delighted to handle|
this 14kg carpet python - amazing creatures!
Cooberrie Park has undergone some changes over the years, but the essentials remain the same: it is a great place for close encounters with Aussie animals such as wallabies and kangaroos. In my case, the encounter was a little too close and personal when an eclectus parrot decided my finger looked rather tasty.
|Parrot bite - otherwise known as OUCH!|