Saturday, I visited the National Zoo with friends. We wanted to see our tax dollars at work. In part of the zoo called Amazonia, visitors are in a room with non-cages animals (monkeys birds, fish) in a natural looking habitat–they even had a chocolate tree.
One would think that given the multitudes of children who pass through that room, only gentle jungle wildlife would be in that room. Not so! As I headed for the exit a giant pink bird nearly flew into me. It was a close call; I did everything but scream. Thankfully, I and the little children nearby are alive and unharmed. 🙂