Hi-ho, Matthew the Great here.
Today, instead of teaching, I got to go to a seminar held at a local nature center (the Okeeheelee Nature Center, to be exact. right down the street from my school). Between lectures/videos/presentations, I wandered, and lo! I beheld a burrowing owl. The little thing was in a cage, and when I approached it, it stared me down nervously, and jumped into a hole when I got closer. Its peering little eyes and skittish demeanor somehow reminded me of my sweet wifey. :)
Additionally, I was hissed and snapped at by a baby alligator, almost fed a really big bird a french fry from my hand (but changed my mind when I decided I wanted all ten fingers), and I had half a mind to steal a turtle.
The first reader to correctly identify the celebrity/politician/fashionista in the background of this picture will win a prize!
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