We (thankfully) had an in to get us behind the scenes access (thanks to my amazing Aussie friend Michelle!) so we were able to go back where they kept the snakes and I got to hold my very first snake! They question at hand was, "Big or small snake?" And of course my response was "THE BIGGEST YOU HAVE!" If I was really going to do this, I was going to do it right! So might as well start with the big guy. My nerves were going crazy when she was getting it out of the cage. But once I actually got to hold it, IT WASN'T THAT BAD! I have always feared snakes, but if I have a fear of something (aka heights) I'll conquer them. Since I wasn't a huge fan of heights I decided to go skydiving and now I don't mind heights at all! So since snakes scared me, I thought I might as well hold one to get over my fear. I now don't fear snakes...unless they are out of a cage and could kill me....baby steps haha. I'll get there.
We then headed over to go meet our new friends! THE DINGOS! I know they can be very vicious, but these guys were so well trained that I feel like I could take them home with me and treat them like a dog. They made me miss my baby Mocha Jane that's forsure :( But we got to spend a good amount of time with the little guys and take tons of photos with them, and not a single scratch was left! After we left the dogs...oh I mean Dingos, we headed over to the Wombats! Man those guys were a LOT bigger than I thought they were haha. I had a stuffed animal of one of them and thought they were around that size, boy was I wrong! Those suckers are huge. But very nice. He payed absolutely no attention to us the whole time we were there because he had a huge plate of food in front of him, but who could blame him? I would've done the same thing...After taking tons of photos with the little (HUGE) guy, we went to my FAVOURITE animal!
The whole day at the Sanctuary I had been waiting for this moment. We got to pet and feed Kangaroos! That's definitely not something you can do in America so I was over the moon. They were so soft and so sweet. Thank God none of them were the "boxing" kind, I wasn't looking to get a black eye that day. Thankfully I left (yet again) without a scratch on me! But those will be some of the BEST memories I will certainly never forget. I'm so happy to have this opportunity here, I defiantly won't waste it! Next on my list? HOLDING A KOALA!
More photos of my trip to the Sanctuary are in the "Photos Down Under" section!