I've missed ya'll so very much! I just went on a vacation to Florida to see some awesome and amazing animals! I think it's really cool that when reptile or animal enthusiasts, breeders, etc come here we welcome them with open arms and that when we go out and about on wild adventures, the same courtesy is extended to us! Jay for example, just got back from a trip to Europe where he was treated like a king by Mark & Dean at The Reptile Room, and while I was on my trip, Safari Todd and the good folks at Jungle Adventures Nature Park Zoo treated me like a princess! We are very grateful to all of the wonderful people in our industry that share our love for all things cold and warm blooded.
I've been working here at The Reptile Zoo in beautiful southern California for a while now and I will let you all in on a little secret, when I came to work here, let's just say I knew alot about alligators, and not much else. Jay and Tim and Lynda have been amazing teachers and I have learned so much without even trying! A great example of that came about when I was driving my son Gage up to Jacksonville to skate a contest and we passed the billboard for the alligator farm in St. Augustine that just so happened to have a huge retic on it and "OMG! That's a retic" I scream!!!! and my son says, "Mom, you're a reptile nerd now!"
At that point I thought to myself, no way, that couldn't be true........
Until we pass a gigantic Florida River Cooter on the side of the road and I slam on the breaks and jump out of the car to have my son take a picture of me holding it. Again, my son goes, "yeah, see, you're a total nerd"
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Again I deny it.....
But then we went to see my friend Safari Todd and play with some alligators and while I'm watching his animal presentation I realize that I know waaaaaaaaaaaaay more about animals than I ever wanted to know or wanted to admit..........
And at that point, I decided to embrace it!
I, Savannah Boan, am officially a Nerd, I am accepting it, embracing it and am proud of it. Thanks to all that have helped me along this journey!
I hope you guys enjoy all the pics!