This week's corner view's theme is exotic.
About 45 minutes from us is an animal preserve called The Wilds.
It is run in conjunction with Jack Hanna and the Columbus Zoo.
We took the grandchildren there last summer.
Here are some photos of the zebras, animals which I consider 'exotic'.
You can take an excursion where they drive you out into the fields for one on one experience
with the animals.
We took the open-air vehicle as we had four grandkids ranging in age from 4 to 12.
We have a membership, so I hope we can take the two oldest on the more interactive one.
I forget what this fellow is, but he is coexisting well with the Zebras.
Of course there has to be a gift shop and restaurant.
Actually the food was decent, the view magnificent, and the merchandise good.
I'll leave you with these two guys checking you out.
BTW I live about 40 minutes
from the exotic animal farm that made world-wide news recently.
Very sad that the animals had to be shot.
But one was found on a near-by college branch campus.
The man had a variety of animals that he let loose before he committed suicide,
however 18 of them were Bengal tigers.
Nightfall was approaching and some of the animals had breached the boundaries,
so tranquilizing was not an option.
But having a person, especially a child out playing in his/her yard,
being eaten or malled was also not an option.
The animals don't necessarily drop right there in front of you
They can wander off and hide in the woods.
In fact one tiger went berserk on a vet
and had to be shot at close range
as it charged her after being shot with a tranquilizer.
A deputy had to shoot it with his side-arm.
The Wilds is only about 30 minutes from the farm,
so had he left them in their cages,
the folks from the Wilds and the Columbus Zoo could have rescued them.
Not all had to be killed, thankfully.
The local deputies were shook up and sickened by this particular duty.
Check out more exotic ideas on Francesca's Fuoriborgo.
Thanks Elsa for the theme this week.
Next week's is dream from Tzivia.