Wednesday, April 1, 2015

GOOD FENCES

Through this chain link fence is one of the wagon rides you can take at the Reston Zoo.


The ride is included in the price of the ticket through an area where there are several larger animals.  We didn't have the time to take it but school was out that day and plenty of parents took their children for the ride.  They could get up fairly close to antelope, llamas, alpacas, zebra, buffalo, ostrich, highland cows and the watusi.  The animal with those huge horns is the watusi and the other is the highland cow.


It was the watusi that I was interested in, never having actually seen one before.  You can learn all about this extraordinary animal here.


I wouldn't have been too comfortable being so close to those horns, and we saw parents quickly backing up with their kids when this big guy came too close.


Here is the information that I found nearby.



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Thank you Theresa for hosting this fun meme.

30 comments:

Cloudia said...

Yikes!

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Ginny said...

That Watusi has enormously thick horns!!! Native to the Nile Valley? That wagon is filled to capacity!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Denise. I can't believe the long horns on that cow!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Don't those horns look HEAVY!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! Well I have never seen or heard of a Watusi. Fascinating looking animal. Great fun for the kids in that trailer.

Mimsie said...

That sounds a very exciting place. I should love to go on that ride. I had never heard of the watusi before and was so interested to learn all about it and thank you for sharing.
Those photos are wonderful.

Kay said...

Oh wow! Those are huge horns. Watusi? I thought it was a dance.

Valerie said...

I had never heard of a watusi before. Those horns would make me keep my distance but what a great opportunity for children to see the different animals.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, cool critters. I always loved the Highland Cattle and that big horned Watusi is awesome looking. Great shots, have a happy day!

Sandra said...

wow on that watusi, i have never seen or heard of one. he/she is wonderful, like a really special cow with big horns

John's Island said...

Perfect post for "Good Fences" ... What an amazing Watusi! I think that may be a first for me!

Felicia said...

welcome back.

those are some huge horns. great captures.

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness, what fun that is. I just know those children were happy, and they won't forget that trip ever!

TexWisGirl said...

amazing watusi! so cool! thanks, denise!

Red said...

Great shot through the fence. That's some set of horns. I will have to check on the reason for that.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Makes you wonder how exactly one "Does the Watusi"

William Kendall said...

That is a massive animal!

I love the header- the devious little rascal looks like he's up to something.

Linda Kay said...

Wow! the horns on the one animal are huge! We have a wild animal zoo near us (at Johnson City) where you can take a ride through all their animal areas and feed them. Great fence shot!

Stephanie said...

Look at those horns!

Carletta said...

I agree with Elephant's child - the horns look heavy. Can't imagine carrying them around all day. :)
That's pretty darn close to the animals and those horns.
Great shots Denise!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I like the action going on behind that fence :)
But I'm not sure if I would let a little one get in front when there are that huge horns around...
Happy Easter to you!
【ツ】Knipsa

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

If I had horns like that, I'd get a headache.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a great animal -- and I feel 100 percent good about a facility like this where the animals are freer to roam. This is great.

Ida said...

What a fun outing. I've seen Watusi cattle before and they are amazing animals.

ThreeOldKeys said...

Fun pictures! Believe it or not, I've been to that park ... years ago.

Roy Norris said...

The Little Big Horn.{:))
Happy Easter Denise.

jeannettestgermain said...

The sight of those horns would scare anyone like me off:) Happy Easter to you and family, Denise!

Gill - That British Woman said...

never heard of that animal before. I would have moved my children out of the way as well.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Denise; Oh My!!! What a big and brave looking horn Watusi has☆☆☆ Great Place, isn't it!

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Rose said...

I am trying to go back through, and not planning on commenting...but my, oh, my, those horns are massive!