In this photo you'll find three very brave girls. First is Katelyn (Amber's besty), then there's Sophia and on the tail is Amber.
This close encounter was only going to be me and katelyn, then Sophia found us and said she wouldn't go near the snake cause she was "afwaid". Then Amber said "I'm not going near that thing" but gave up as the line moved along. Well we finally made it to the head of the line and Amber was convinsed to come and meet Bill. She made sure the snake handler knew that she would only go near the tail though, nowhere else!
Just as we began to approach the big bench, Sophia came flying across the photo area and decided to join us. Well since the girls were all sitting on the bench, I was going to be the odd one out up the back - so I decided to leave them to the snake! Bill the Python is only 5 years old and half his growing size! He was quite heavy so most of his body is around the back of the girls. Katelyn insisted that she hold his head, and Sophia just sort of squirmed in the middle. She wasn't upset or anything, as I wasn't forcing the girls to do this, but I think she felt a little squashed under Bill's weight! They all got a nice long hold, a pat, and of course Sophia had to have her little chat with him (along with all 535674 other animals at Australia Zoo!)
Now this layout was created for Practical Scrappers - chipboard on a layout challenge. I used raw chipboard letters and simply doodled inside the shapes. This was really different for me as I always cover my chipboard either with paint or paper.
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