Noah’s Park

As Hurricane Matthew bore down on Florida, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park braced for impact by bringing all of its animals indoors, including this ring-tailed lemur…

Packed to the rafters in here!

… to this marabou stork, who took shelter in one of the restrooms.

Restroom attendant at The Stork Club.

Thanks to sender-inner Xenia S. (More photos on Facebook.)

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17 thoughts on “Noah’s Park

  1. Murray C. October 9, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Do we HAVE to tip him?????

    • allein 🐾 October 9, 2016 / 5:39 pm

      Tip him in fish?

        • allein 🐾 October 9, 2016 / 5:58 pm

          tee hee 😛

          • Murray C. October 9, 2016 / 11:52 pm

            I absolutely love the stork’s hair.

            • fkaWaldenPond October 10, 2016 / 10:27 pm

              Me too Murray C., the green hair tufts and the muddy waders! gah!

        • Haha October 10, 2016 / 10:41 am

          Is fish tipping anything like cow tipping?

  2. Gigi the cat lady October 9, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I remember going to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm with my parents on our first trip to Florida 45 years ago and scaring my mom half to death by grabbing her leg as she was looking down at the alligators. 🐊

    • Murray C. October 9, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      Oooooh, you were a little devil!👹

    • Kar October 11, 2016 / 2:32 am

      I remember one of the caretakers throwing these beautiful pork chops at ‘Oscar,’ a 12 ft gator. My mother was half ready to wrestle him for them, we didn’t get chops like those.

  3. Faye October 9, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Stork friendly bathrooms. Just pee. Just sayin.

  4. JenDeyan October 10, 2016 / 8:33 am

    It’s nice to see they were taking the hurricane seriously and sheltering all their animals.

    • Allu October 10, 2016 / 11:51 am

      And if you visit the park in spring, all kinds of water birds come to nest on the trees surrounding the alligator pond. It is just amazing; one can count the eggs in nests, they are so close to the board walk. Just wear a wide brimmed hat, if you go….

  5. Smartypants October 10, 2016 / 10:25 am

    I could totally see this becoming a pop-up book – a picture of, say, the zookeeper’s office – pull the tab and all the animals peek out!

    • Murray C. October 10, 2016 / 11:27 am

      Love that idea – and add the animals’ sounds, too – like the giggling penguin (I don’t know how to go find that on Google while I’m writing on my iPad)§

  6. Starfish October 10, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Ack! I was getting set to move to St. Augustine before the hurricane ran me and the family out. Glad to know it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been.

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