Our latest discovery around here is a place called Oxbow Meadows. It's an environmental learning center affiliated with Columbus State University. Their Annual Reptile Fest was last weekend, so we decided to check it out because I heard there were turtles...
Oxbow is home to a few gators.
This is Franklin, a rescued African tortoise. There were four giant tortoises at Oxbow, and all of them were rescues from Africa. Theses tortoises aren't normally here on regular days (just on-loan for this event).
And this one is Pedro! He is estimated to be about 25 years old.
I fed Pedro lettuce... I think we both had a good time.
We also explored a few nature trails at Oxbow. Lots of swampy ponds and lakes, too. This place definitely had a "reptile" atmosphere. ;) There's also a treetop platform tour you can participate in.
You might as well call it TURTLE Fest from my pictures. There were snakes and alligators, too, but I'm not really a snake person, so... I just hung out with the turtles.