New Orleans!

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
When: December 2009

Mama Joy with some strange lizard

DB and I made a highly enjoyable return to the east coast, starting with a 4-day visit with her fun and hospitable family in New Orleans. After many hours spent chatting, sightseeing, stuffing our guts with etoufee, stuffed peppers, crawfish, pralines, gumbo and oyster po-boys, it was soon time to walk some of it off at the famous Audubon Zoo!
DB with a leopard

Two psychos

The classic white alligator

The ultra-cool maned wolf!

Louisiana black bear -- Who knew they existed?

A large orangutan

A siamese twin snake...!

A pit viper


A silverback!



Gila monsters