Saturday, November 9, 2013

Youth Art Show

We assisted in the Youth Art Show last weekend here at the refuge, and my, what talent these kiddos have.

There were entries from eight years old to 14 years of age.

This little cutie took first place in her age division...8-10.  A watercolor of a wolf.

There were many to judge from, and I am glad I was not one of the judges. 

One particular teacher had many winners from her class.

Outside was where the fun began.  This little bobcat kitten stole the show walking around on a leash, playing with the skunk and circling the Gopher Tortoise.

And of course, we had to have the baby alligator out and about.

This Short-eared Owl drew some attention.

Then I just had to hold this boa constrictor!!!  What a beautiful snake.

It was on display, snaking around on a table for kids to touch.

The art show was a success with many in attendance, and of course the animals added to the day.

Here's looking at you kid.

Until next time...


  1. Looks like a great time! Earnie said you can keep that snake.! They had a baby gator there when we were volunteering also. The interns called him "Chompers!" Laura even got me to hold Elvis (the king snake) but it wasn't one of my favorite things to do! LOL!

    1. I have helped out handling snakes at Aransas NWR one summer during our brief stay...I like snakes.

  2. Looks like a fun time... but I'm wondering..... What the heck is a boa constrictor doing on a Refuge?

    1. A fellow who has several snakes comes to all these things and brings his snakes.

  3. Working those special festivals is always hectic, but usually loads of fun!

  4. You're braver than I. I never even touched the snake on exhibit in the Santa Ana VC.

  5. The bobcat was playing with the skunk!? Did I read that right?
    Looks like a very fun day.