Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A VERY Happy Hump Day at the Reston Zoo

You think I'm kidding?

Don't take my word for it. See for yourself:


Need a closer look? Uh-huh, I thought so, you perv. ;)


Boy, a little warm weather and those tortoises get all kinds of ideas!

(Is it my imagination, or does the lady tortoise look kind of bored?)

Made me wonder about this sign we saw:


Er, tell that to the tortoises...

Yes, there were lots of horny animals to be seen. But this guy was the horniest of all:

(Faces of kids disguised because, yannoh, they're not my kids.)


So, yeah, TG and I went to the Reston Zoo yesterday, just because it was such a nice day. TG passes it every day on the way to work, and he noticed something he thought I'd like, so he came home from work early to take me.

(Um...to the zoo. Not...never mind.)

So look who I got meet, up close and personal:



Isn't he adorable?



Hungry, too.


He's a Bactrian camel, which means he has two humps. There was a dromedary (one-hump) camel, too, but she was shy, and wouldn't come close enough for me to take a decent picture.

Seeing the two of them together, though, did make me wonder what their offspring might look like. (I mean, if they even have that sort of relationship. They might just be friends.) One and a half humps? Three humps? *scratches head*

Happy Hump Day!



17 comments:

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Happy Hump Day to you, too! I rode a camel once...I wonder if I still have that picture, or if I managed to conveniently lose it...

Karla Nellenbach said...

congrats on finally meeting your humped out friend! how exciting. and fornicating tortoises? well, that's just the proverbial icing on the cake ;)

Delia said...

Aww. He's so fluffy! Looks like a gorgeous day. :)

Diane Henders said...

So cute! The camel, not the tortoises...

Jessica Lemmon said...

Ahaha! I can always count on a Hump Day laugh from you, Linda! (Glad you told me those kids were disguised, I thought they looked a little too happy...)

abby mumford said...

You met a camel! Perfect. Love the pics, love the impromptu trip to the zoo.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Glad you got to celebrate hump day with the real thing. Those tortoise shots are too funny. We took our kids to the zoo many years ago when the tortoises were likewise having a very good time. A very LOUD good time. You could hear the loud moaning echo throughout the entire zoo. Our daughter wanted to know what they were doing, and our son quickly told her they were playing football.

Tracy Jo said...

Lololol! How fun and glad you got to meet that cute camel. Thanks for the laughs today!

Al said...

Hump day lives up (or down?) to its reputation!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Awwww! Personal camel pictures! What a cutie!

Carol Kilgore said...

That little camel is way cute! Love the horniest guy ever :)

Happy Hump Day - one hump or two?

Michele Shaw said...

That is THE cutest camel I've ever seen. And who says the zoo isn't...erm...educational? Sometimes taking my kids is interesting. Lots of explaining to do...

Steph Schmidt said...

awwww the camel is so fluffy!! Now I'm curious, was the fur soft as it looks or really coarse to keep out the sand?

Linda G. said...

Teri Anne -- Oh, I would LOVE to see that pic!

Karla -- Yup, that's what I thought, too.

Delia -- It was! Feels like summer is here.

Diane -- Oh, come on. The tortoises are a LITTLE bit cute, right?

Jessica -- Ha! That's just because of my mad Photoshop skillz. ;)

Abby -- It was fun!

Susan -- They do make the oddest moaning sounds when they're getting happy.

Tracy Jo -- You're welcome -- it was fun. :)

Al -- Down. Definitely down. ;)

Dianne -- He was very friendly, too. I'll have to go back and see him again.

Carol -- I know! Those horns are impressive.

Michele -- Oh, yeah. VERY educational.

Steph -- Soft-ish. Not as soft as alpaca fur, but not wiry or anything.

Patsy said...

Aaaaw, I love that horny critter!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Alice the camel had one hump. Alice the camel had one hump. Alice the camel had one hump so go Alice go *bump, bump, bump*

Sorry...Girl Scout flash back.

Sarah Pearson said...

That camel has the sweetest face.