She has NO fear. The only thing she didn't want to touch was the tarantula (smart girl). She said it was 'prickly.' She had no problem, however, touching the giant python.
These kids are pretending to be trees to catch a flying squirrel.
The pictures are not great because I was trying to hold the camera while simultaneously holding Mairead steady AND keeping an eye on the boys. But, this is a shot of an Australian tree frog on Mairead's outstretched hand.
She loved holding the smaller snake. She said there was a 'giant snake and a little snake.'
Here, she is trying to free the skunk. She was saying, "Come out, Mommy? Skunk come out?"
The best part of the day was when she actually got to ride the tortise. It was pretty awesome to see! Only 3-4 of the kids wanted to do it, but she made it pretty clear to the man demonstrating that she would do pretty much anything so he asked her first. She was over the moon about the whole thing.