Speechless Sunday: Looking for Cows, Found a Giraffe

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

For the last several days, I've been looking for some good old Kansas beef cattle to photograph.  I've seen a few, but they were along the Kansas Turnpike as we were speeding by at the 80 or so miles an hour speed limit. 

But this little guy, who lives at the Topeka Zoo, will have to do for today's shot.  When I first saw him, he was standing so still that I thought I was looking at a statue.  Then he started to chew whatever was in his mouth.

When I was growing up in Topeka, the zoo was pretty basic.  The most exciting part was Monkey Island, funky home of a bunch of unruly primates who taught the local kids about the facts of life and tried to throw who knows what across the moat to zoo visitors.  Now it's a " habitat", no longer coed, and looking a bit more like a tropical rain forest. 

The zoo is now larger and has a lot more types of animals living there.  And if you find yourself in Topeka on either business or pleasure, I'd highly recommend it as a fun place to visit.  The entrance is on 6th Avenue, just west of Gage Boulevard

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Sharon Tara
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I love visiting the zoo and watching the animals!  My grandson Zack loved this post, he is sitting on my lap and loves your pics!

September 26, 2011 08:40 AM
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Hi Patricia,

I love going to the zoo. You picked 3 of my favorite animals in your post. I love the flamingos, monkeys, giraffes and also bears. Thanks for sharing your zoo experience and the giraffe is beautiful.

September 26, 2011 02:45 PM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi
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Well, it looks like you made it to the zoo while you were in Kansas......everybody loves the zoo!!!

September 27, 2011 10:10 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
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What? No cows? I don't know... what is wrong with Kansas.... things have gone bad there Pat. Time to come home.

September 28, 2011 07:10 PM
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Pat,

You're not going to find cows if you keep looking up. Nice shots. :)

Steve

September 29, 2011 08:15 PM
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Pat Kennedy -- author of The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate -- gives you a look at life on the streets as a real estate broker in our nation's capital. And her blog is peppered with great advice combined with humor!