Octopus Attacks!

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Manny the Mammoth

So, I am writing this while sitting on a ferry to Port Angeles.


We have just spent two days on Vancouver Island in Victoria. The place is quite small but has a surprisingly large emo crowd amongst the teenagers. The first full day we had we decided to go check out the BC Museum as we had heard a lot good things about it. It had a extensive totem pole collection and a full size replica mammoth which was part of their Living Earth Living Sea exhibit. It also included a section on weather climate and how mans use of fossil fuels is warming up the planet and showed whast effects this would have on the planet and all the animals, plants and ecosystems.

Baby Goats!
The top floor had an exhibition on the early history of BC, detailing how the British came and took over from the early settlers.


The next day we took a walk down to the coast line. We went via Beacon Hill Park and stumled over a cute little farm, similar to an early Deen City Farm. The had an amazing collection of peacocks roaming the place, a few rabbits and guinea pigs, teo pot bellied pigs, a donkey, a shetland pony (which for some reason they were saying was a miniture horse!?!) and several goats, which included newborn kids!! There were quads that were 5 days old and they were adorable. There were also some older kids who were allowed out to mingle with the people n the petting area so we had great fun stroking them and getting our jackets nibbled.


After we continued down to the coastline and once we got down there we decided we would follow it along and proceeded to clamber over rocks, driftwood and outcroppings rather than keep climbing up and down the stairs. It was fun, Rachel kept stopping to peer into rock pools, hoping to spot weird and exotic marine life. The most we saw was a few small fish and two tiny crabs. We then got to the beachy parts (which were pebble *sigh*) and everywhere were long tenticle like debris. They looked like octopus tenticles, without the suckers. They were EVERYWHERE and HUGE. Rachel said they were weird seaweed things but I think it was mass octopus suicide! *shudders*.

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Manny the Mammoth
Manny the Mammoth
Baby Goats!
Baby Goats!
Suicidal Octopi!
Suicidal Octopi!
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