Friday, November 20, 2015
A Peek Inside the Uchinaa Farm in Mabuni Itoman
A few weeks ago, the Japan Update, informed me about this place.
All excited about a zoo, where you could pet a buffalo and a sloth, I've been aching to go.
Well, things didn't turn out as expected, but, I had some fun, anyway.
The girl, walking a pony, in front of the horses corral, gave me permission to shoot her.
The sun was still glaring, high overhead but, I liked the background.
This is probably, the best photo, I took all day and, it made me feel a little better.
That, doesn't sound very far, to some folks but, it's too far, for me.
So, I had plenty of time to talk with Doc Graff, as he drove and, we came up with this plan.
If they let kids, pet a sloth maybe, they'd let me, arm wrestle with one.
Then Doc, could snap a picture of me and the critter grunting and groaning, for a blog post.
This sloth was locked up inside a steel cage and, couldn't come out.
Thinking there must be more sloths not held captive, I looked around the place, for some.
A zookeeper dude, told me, they didn't have anymore; just this one.
The sign, hanging next to the cage, tells you in English and Japanese:
CAUTION: This Sloth Bites !
That, sort of busted my bubble but, I always try to get happy.
So, we would have to find some other critters, to entertain ourselves with.
A humongous land turtle, was munching on grass, just around the corner.
There were other animals, like rabbits, guinea pigs and racoon, I guess, you could pet.
But, I figured this turtle, would hold still for photographs and, make the best model.
Moving over close to get a nice shot, I sat down next to him.
And, he stuck his tongue out at me.
That's how, I knew it was time to get out of there and, visit the horses.
We probably saw a few dozen creatures today but, the friendly young girls, were the best !