And then a zebra walked by

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion – “This week, share your photographs that have captured motion, and tell us the stories behind the images.”


The kids and I took a day trip to The Parks at Chehaw in Albany, Georgia and spent a day in the Wild Animal Park. It was nearing lunch time when we reached the middle. It was left (bison), right (cheetah), or straight (food), and since the cafe wasn’t open yet, we elected for none-of-the-above and took the safari ride.

The tractor pulled out, our canopied trailer following, bouncing. Our tour guide covered the rules – standard stay seated, keep your arms and legs in at all times, don’t pet the animals. We crept through the woods. A deer family pranced by. We went through a gate, drove up a path, and pulled into the clearing where the animals were grazing. We stopped to observe, and then a zebra walked by.

AA zebra

The Park was four-plus hours of outdoor, active activity with plenty to see, do, hear, and learn. We saw swamps and alligators. We saw a black rhino and lots of skinks. There was a camel and kangaroos, an ostrich couple and a monkey family. We fed donkeys and goats and pigs. We crawled through a meerkat maze. We took a train ride. We were in motion from arrival to departure. It was wonderful.

Bonus Image: My son feeding a donkey.

donkey feeding


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*Featured Image and Post Image – Copyright Melanie (WritingInBoots)
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4 thoughts on “And then a zebra walked by

  1. What color was the zebra? Bwahaha! I saw what you did there – a B/W photo of a zebra – very nice. Such cool photos. I was watching a TV program last night set in the 1600’s. It made me think a lot about how we take stuff for granted – like a zebra stepping into the road in Georgia (I didn’t think exactly that). It is wonderful for the kids to be able to see and touch some of these animals that are 1,000’s of miles from the animals’ home. Sounds like you guys had a great time Mel.

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    • Lol! 🙂 Thanks for the laugh.
      We did have a great time. It’s wonderful to be outdoors and engaged, and together making memories. But I think I’m glad zebras don’t cross the road in Georgia. I’m a city girl and am well accustomed to nature being somewhere else.


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