I’ll give you a moment to think about what it is you’re seeing. It’s certainly not the usual cat or architecture I typically post.
Yup. It’s a giraffe! A very real giraffe currently hanging out in the nearby Griftpark. The park does have a small petting zoo of sorts for children, but this is definitely not part of that menagerie. In fact, it’s part of a circus that is set up in the park this week.
I admit, I’m not a fan of large animals in circuses; there have been too many sad stories. But when an actual giraffe is hanging out in the park I’ve visited many times, I simply can’t resist going to see it for myself.
I’ve seen giraffes in person before and certainly on tv, but seeing one this close and getting to notice the details took me back to my childhood, when I pored over photos of all sorts of wild animals. This giraffe’s coloring is beautiful. I love the almost starburst-like dark centers of some of the “patches”. I also love the beautifully long eyelashes. For what it’s worth, though, it was the size of the feet were what stood out to me the most. Those suckers are big! The photo doesn’t even begin to do them justice.