And They're Off... to AFRICA!

 

We've been working for weeks to prep, but the day is finally here. Founder, Jay Brewer, is headed to South Africa for a THREE WEEK adventure full of reptiles and of course great safari adventures. 

 

 

This year's team includes of course Jay who will be up close and personal with all of the great finds. The lead videographer will be Sean, who has plenty of experience helping our team over the years, and has just started to manage all of our video and web content. Ron will be the back-up videographer and photographer, and also happens to be part of the family.

 

 

He visited first in 2010, but this year he is taking a whole team to make sure everyone at home can share in the African adventures through photos on our Facebook page and YouTube videos. Just check out how much luggage these guys are taking! They crammed just about all of their clothes into the carry-ons then used the other suitcases for filming and safari supplies.

 

 

We'll be posting more details about their trip, including how you can meet them if you happen to be in South Africa on the blog tomorrow. Until then hopefully this footage from Prehistoric's last trip will hold you over!

 

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Celebrity Appearance

Today we had a celebrity grace us with his presence. If you don't know Charles Corona then get to know him because he's coming your way!

or at least he says so. But either way we definitely enjoyed his visit!

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The Tale of the Dinosaur Camera!

There is a camera in the back part of the Reptile Zoo, concreted into the photobooth where I type and blog and play with kids all day and if someone asked me this question once, they have asked me a billion trillion times... "Why is that camera there?" "Is it a real camera?" the answer to the latter is yes, it is a real camera, the answer to the other question is a little more complex... you see the camera is really there just for decoration, but I have seen too many sad kid faces when I tell them that... so I made up a story, and it goes a little something like this..........

Once upon a time…

long, long ago and in a land far, far, away owner Jay Brewer went on an exciting adventure to find the most exotic reptiles in the whole entire world! During his adventure he happened upon a pack of baby tyrannosaurus rex that were having a healthy breakfast. Slowly and quietly Jay pulled out his special camera to photograph the baby dinosaurs. All of a sudden the earth started to tremble! Jay heard a horrible roar behind him and turned to see the mama T-rex creeping up behind him to have a breakfast of her own. Jay screamed with fear as the mama T-rex opened her jaws wide to eat Jay for breakfast! The only thing standing between Jay and sharp teeth of the dinosaur was his special camera. Jay held the camera with all his strength as the T-rex chomped down! Then there was a great flash of light. One of the dinosaur’s teeth landed on the button of the special camera and snapped a photo. The flash was so bright that it scared the dinosaur and she turned and ran away. Luckily, Jay’s special camera saved him from being eaten by a dinosaur that day! We keep Jay’s special camera here in the shop to remind us all of Jay’s T- rex adventure and to remind us the great lengths that he went to in order to make Prehistoric Pets and the Reptile Zoo a fun place for us to learn more about the beauty and wonder of nature.

The End

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