locadocoon (locadocoon) wrote in raccoon_furs,

Trip to the Catoctin Zoo

Well, it has been a long day. Besides waking up at 6am like I normally seem to be doing now. I had several long hours to wait for Midori so that I and her could go to Rockville and go to G-street, a rather expensive fabric store about an hour away.

I figured since I was out and about and in the area....I would go to the Catoctin Zoo and Wildlife Preserve. http://www.cwpzoo.com/. 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788. $14,95 per adult. Open till 6pm.

I must say that I am pleasantly surprised and pleased with the experience. Yes, it does have the "petting zoo by the roadside feel", but, it is rather void of omg numbers of people, I believe that we only saw a total of 20 people our entire time there. It is also a rather friendly atmosphere. The employees are actually rather knowledgeable and care about their jobs and the animals, not like many other zoo's I have been to. Not only that, it is a fairly large area with several exhibits, the animals literally just inches within your reach. If you wanted to be retarded and lose a finger by trying to pet the animals your not supposed to, all the more power to you. :P

Oh and they have a resident lazy coon with his own little house. ^.^

My trip uploaded to photobucket: http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii235/locadocoon/Zoo/.

Look out DC Zoo! Your next! Mwuahahahahaha!
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Yep, that would be Onix. Hand-reared from birth, caught out strolling one day, authorities threatened to take and euthanize, and Catoctin Zoo staff intervened, and they ended up with him. I've visited him on several occasions. Glad he's still there. I like the enclosure too - making it look like a hen house :)