It was hard to get a good photo of the one chameleon on display as it kept hiding in the shadows and foliage -- this one at least shows the head:
This is a Caiman Lizard, looking fierce:
I loved the patterning on this Spiny-tailed Monitor:
Feeding time! We got to watch several snakes get fed, as well as Barnabus the alligator. Earlier in the day, Barnabus seemed quiet and calm:
Lunchtime spurred him to action, and I got a short video as well.
Because it wasn't too crowded at the zoo, the owner allowed us to do some sketching. First I tackled this Black-and-White Tegu, but it moved and I wasn't able to do a good job, so left it unfinished.
Next I looked for a less active critter, and found this Frilled Dragon:
That turned out a little better, though I had trouble with the "frill" part, and ran out of room for the tail.
Naturally, they keep the temperature inside quite toasty, and I needed a break, so I went outside to sit at a picnic table in the parking lot. The view across the road was not inspiring, just some old farm buildings beyond a railroad track, but I took 15 minutes to do a quick watercolor sketch anyway.
Then I went in and decided to draw Rocko the Rock Iguana, who posed ever so nicely for me without moving.
Even though I still ran out of room for the tail (a recurring problem!), I was very happy with how this drawing turned out.
An excellent outing all round!