at the zoo today

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Godsgrl, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    I had an outreach today with our zoo. Halfway through the event, we had a swap of staff. The incoming group brought a small carrier of what I thought was either a scorpion or tarantula. Umm....I was wrong.

    Here I am in this small space, boxed in with tables, and the ed specialist brings out MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACHES!! [​IMG] The other volunteers dash over to get some to hold, too. So these things are all around me, and I can't get away. [​IMG]

    I almost quit. Seriously. I've been with the zoo for 7 years, and can handle snakes, rats, the tarantula and scorpion, the alligator, but the roaches were just too much. I'm going to have nightmares. [​IMG]
     
  2. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can handle all those dangerous animals- and you CANT HANDLE ROACHES! 0_o
     
  3. Plucky Pullet

    Plucky Pullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhhhh it gives me the heebie geebie's just reading this post. I know exactly how you feel!! I work in a vet clinic and would much rather come up against a mad cat swearing at me in cat talk ready to rip my arm off than get near COCKROACHES uuuhhhggg.
    Yes I am perfectly aware that these things are captive bred and probably very clean but BLEURG.
    I think I'm gonna have nightmares too now.

    In fact I'll get my chickens on them!!! They'll protect me!!
     
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Quote:I knew this was coming! [​IMG] But yes, give me a parrot, a big corn snake, or a cute little rat. But no roaches!! Their heads are all icky, and they have clingy legs, and just [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Quote:Someone understands me! [​IMG] I tell ya though, they were so big, they'd probably eat a chicken. [​IMG]
     
  6. The Yakima Kid

    The Yakima Kid Cirque des Poulets

    I feel the same way. I'm happy to cuddle a snake, hold a ferret, and play with a rat - but my reaction when I see a roach is to stomp it or call for birds.
     

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