Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sea World

One of the places we visited in Florida was Sea World. We always look for things that would amuse Snickers, and we saw this squirrel thieving in a stroller. He must have found some yummy crumbs because he was in here for quite some time.

Often I have heard about orcas, or killer whales, but was shocked when I saw the size of Shamu. WOW! He is HUGE! I have a new respect for these animals. The trainers say that they always ask the whales to perform, they never tell. If you look closely, the trainer looks like a tiny insect on the face of Shamu as he pushes the trainer through the surface of the water. At one point during the show, Shamu pushed a trainer back onto the stage, and he was so powerful, the trainer flew from one end of the stage to the other, and slid off the other side. The show is incredible. If you have the chance, I encourage you to go for a visit.


Boo said...

yep, that one tiny hooman.

wet wet licks


Oscar Airedale said...

Mum went to Sea World in San Diego & saw Shamu (must be his twin!).

Oscar x

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Seaworld looks like lots of fun - but I bet you were glad to get home to Snickers :)


Hui Min said...

HM has seen the Shamu show 3 times! :) she loved it. so huge, so powerful, yet so gentle. but it's strange, the one HM went to was in San Diego, and the whale performing there is called Shamu. i wonder if they are the same Shamu.


Sharon said...

I'll bet there is more than one Shamu! This looks like too big of an animal to move!

Butchy & Snickers said...

The orcas are cool aren't they?? Glad you had a good time & are back home with little Snickers again!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey Snickers (and Buddy),

You have been nominated for "Photo of the Month" over in The Bone Zone - head on over and cast your vote :)


Billy said...

Where are you Snickers??

Loui (and his mum!) said...

Ooooh look at that big fish!
*runs away and hides* Hope that fish isn't in the brook I swim in everyday!

Loui xx