– Simon & Garfunkel, At the Zoo
On Saturday, I went to the Minnesota Zoo with some friends and their kids. Right away, I ran into Catherine of Yogurt & Granola – knitbloggers are everywhere!
Here are some of the better animal photos I got, starting with a very active red panda.
This tiger never got close enough for a really good picture, alas.
The zoo has lots of native Minnesota animals, such as coyotes.
That coyote was getting ready to pounce on another coyote – doesn’t he just look like he’s up to no good?!
I interrupted this otter in the midst of cleaning its tummy.
Not a lot of open water yet for the swans.
The bald eagle was definitely keeping its eye on everyone, possibly trying to decide who was a tasty morsel…
Back at home, the local wildlife looked unconcerned.
“I’m pretty sure I could take that eagle. Besides, I’m in my Box of Invincibility.” -Chaos
39 thoughts on ““Someone told me it’s all happening at the zoo…””
Aw, we all love boxes here too!!!
and great pics of the zoo
I think I’d like to chance it with your house panthers again but the zoo does look like fun 🙂
Oooh, lovin’ the red panda. Looks like you had a great time.
Evanrude has a box of invisibility, once inside you magically aren’t supposed to/can’t see him anymore.
Chaos plays: Box of Invincibility + 4
Invincibility or Invisibility, Big Kitty?
Looks like a wonderful trip to the zoo! I love otters — so cute.
Otters! Red Pandas! TIGERS!!! I LOVE going to the zoo.
Heh, Gandalf has his blankie of invisibility. You’re not supposed to see him when he’s under it.
Really great photos of the Zoo animals (almost better than in person!). It was fun to see you too! 🙂
Awesome pictures, and it was a good weekend for the zoo. : )
The Minnesota Zoo is one of my actual favs – I also spent a summer living down the street from the Como Zoo – great shots!
Chris- Is the box akin to Superman’s phone booth?
I love the zoo.
How does that box compare to the Fortress of Bowlitude?
Wow. Huge tail on that red panda….
What a fun day!
I had a brush with some wildlife this weekend, too. I was driving home from a pedicure, down the highway, which goes through somewhat of a rural area close to my house, when all of a sudden these huge wild turkeys popped out of the forest and ran across the street. It was comical, because they clearly realized that running across the highway was a titch dangerous, and they were trying to fly but they were so BIG that they weren’t having all that much luck.
I had no idea how big wild turkeys are — their bodies were gigantic and their necks were very, very long. When I told Dave about it he went on for a long time about how many meals we could have had if one had accidentally bumped into my grill.
Nice Panda butts!
How cool that you ran into Catharine! I wonder if it’s possible to spin the hair from that red panda. I wonder if anybody would ever be brave/stupid enough to try brushing one out. Chaos, you’re fierce!
I’m a panda fan, too, but Chaos almost has the eagle’s glare down pat!
the box of invincibility is actually pretty vincible
I love that eagle- they are so awesome to see so close up!
We actually see a lot in the air near my house- very cool, but hard to photograph…
Aw, I love the otter! They’re so cute. Actually, you managed to capture a lot of photos of cute balls of fluff (and feathers). Looks cold, though!
Love the Box. My cats have the Afghan of Invisibility, from under which they like to view the world.
Great zoo photos! I really like the coyote about to pounce.
I think Chaos may be too large even for that eagle. He looks like his box of invincibility makes him a bit grumpy.
The coyote looks alot like one of my kitties in that pose Or do the kitties look coyote-like? Hmmm, things to ponder.
I miss that zoo! My dad took this amazing picture of me when I was about 5 or 6 I think and I was wearing an orange windbreaker. The tiger was attracted to it and followed me back and forth and dad got a shot that amazing looks like there is no glass between me and the tiger! It’s freaky 🙂
The first thing I thought of when I saw that bald eagle was, ‘dude, keep Chaos & especially May away’. A client at the vet clinc told me her cat’s siblings were all nabbed by eagles! I was dumbfounded?! Now they were kittens, but still!
His box of Invincibility??!! What a guy!
I haven’t been to that zoo (a scandal, I know) but I surely do admire Como Zoo. I have some pictures of my last visit there – (but once, perhaps) in 1968. With my kids. Darling! WE have a red panda here too, aren’t they adorable? I’ll have to make a point to go to that zoo next time I’m up. Oh – free from artifice, Lilliane just curls into a fold in the feather tick; Evangeline conceals herself under the Hand-Knit Shawl of Warm – behind The All-Concealing Butt o’ Mom. Works every time.
I love the zoo! Looks like you had a good time.
Chaos, you climb in boxes? I can tell you aren’t a Maine Coon. We are more into sprawling all over the furniture rather than shoving ourselves into tiny cardboard boxes.
p.s. My Momma got hit by a cantalope thrown by a polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo (Tacoma WA) when she was little. Good thing your Mom came home unscathed.
i thought maybe the Cyot was waiting for a road runner. Did you see any ACME boxes laying around?
love that box of invincibility…. and inquiring minds want to know, Where can I get me one!
Ah, the Box of Invincibility, a good choice when planning an attack on an eagle.
It looks like a fun day at the zoo, with sunshine at least.
I think *I* might need a Box of Invincibility.
Hm. That last animal looks kind of tame compared to the rest… 😉
Cute red pandas!
Chaos, whatever you do, just don’t tangle with a coyote. Please.
Love the zoo pics. Otters and red pandas are too cute for words 🙂