If you are a cat lover, or work for any type of animal rescue, or animal breeder (or just love animals) and want something more educational without the typical zoo cage and small sign with a paragraph about the animal, this is the place for you. I wasn't sure what the set up was for this tour so we got there as early as we could. It had rained so the soil was muddy. They do tell you to wear tennis shoes or boots, I strongly suggest no sandals or flip flops because of muddy and puddled areas. About 75 (maybe) or so people sign in and fill out consent forms. During the wait they take out a very large python for the guests to touch and hold and tell them about it (Buttercup). It was HOT outside and they do offer water (free) and umbrellas and a ride on the golf cart incase you get tired of walking or just too hot to walk. The guide was very professional and the volunteers were also very nice and professional. The experience I got out of the tour was that the people who work there are dedicated to the animals. These animals were owned by people who should not have obtained them and unfortunately could not care for them properly. Some were seized by the state of Florida due to mistreatment and improper licensing. They showed us how sweet the animals could be by kissing them and the animal on their backs wanting their bellies rubbed, but the minute you put food in front of(some of) them, they could become very aggressive to the point of severely hurting you. I felt that they gave us educational information about the animals there and how these animals do not belong in the hands of people just wanting them as pets. It was completely safe and I feel that the people who work there were very careful when feeding, petting, kissing, and interacting with the animals. I will visit again. The animals were very well taken care of and loved. I do not recommend this tour for young children (toddlers) or anyone who thinks this is a zoo setting.
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