I thought I had seen all of the animals Connecticut had to offer me. Wild coyotes and bobcats, draft horses and tiny racing pigs, I was convinced I had the local animal scene covered.
I was wrong.
I met a watusi. And my kids didn’t even care. Isn’t he amazing?
By met, I mean I climbed up on the side of his enclosure and hung over the top of it with my camera to get a close-up picture of his horns.
It sounds way more dangerous than it actually was. He didn’t care at all that I was getting so close to him. He yawned, stretched, looked at me and closed his eyes again. And yes, I have a zoom lens. This seemed like so much more fun.
I think he knew I thought he was awesome. He’s hidden all the way in the back of the farm. Maybe he’s too ornery to be up front with Bambi, the itty-bitty goats and the lovely, lovely alpacas.
The kids were entertained for quite a while feeding and trying to snuggle their favorite animals.
Then they climbed stuff and played in the playground.
I wouldn’t want to meet this guy in a dark alley. He looks like trouble.
Silverman’s Farm is located in Easton, Connecticut. Aside from their large petting zoo, they offer apple picking, a florist, a cider mill, a pumpkin patch and a large farm market to browse. The cost for the petting zoo is $3 for kids, $5 for adults.