Our first encounter here was with this very old, and very LARGE, tortoise. Matthew joined in with the other kids in petting him... while still keeping a firm grip on Mommy's hand, of course.
Not quite sure how these prairie dogs fit the "reptile" theme, but they were cute anyway.
Next up was a demonstration of gator wrestling. The trainer seems to have a firm grip on the situation.
Uh oh... here come the reinforcements.

A nice reward for a job well done... and for not eating the trainer!

Hmmm. This guy still looks hungry!


Do you think he speaks Spanish?

Jessie and Matthew are ever so excited to be having their picture taken in the "garden" part of Reptile Gardens.