My daughter and I had fun at the zoo Christmas Eve. We happened upon the stingray habitat at feeding time and got to help. The zookeeper instructed me to place the tail of a finger-size fish between my fingers then place my palm flat against the tank bottom and wait for a ray to see it floating in the water. "If a shark comes along, get your hand out of the tank," he said. There were little sharks in the tank, as well. Luckily no shark approached, and a stingray moved in to cover my hand and used the mouth on the underside of its body to pluck the fish from between my fingers. The feeling was like something scraping across the top of my hand. What an amazing experience, to feed a creature like that! My kiddo was afraid to try feeding the creatures but enjoyed stroking the little ones who swam up to her hand. (As with all my work, constructive critique is welcome and faves are appreciated.)
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Spring floods in our part are not uncommon due to snow melt and seasonal rain. Combine especially heavy winter snows with a bomb cyclone, though, and there is more than the usual amount of flooding. Waterwell Park is under water.