Hello, pals! I’m very proud of myself, so I have to share with you!
I have some big news: I’m not afraid of spiders anymore! And all that thanks to my dearest Zoo Prague and their “Get your fears away” lectures I registered myself right at the time I heard they’re doing it, because I was upset of my stupid fear. I was trapped in our cellar for almost 60 minutes, because there was huge spider in the middle of stairs once and I didn’t want to repeat it anymore.
They were very professional: at first they were just talking about spiders and about fear of animals in common and showed us some pictures of spiders. Then they put empty spider skins/shells (?) on the table in front of us and our main goal was to touch them. Honestly, it was the hardest part for me. They moved every time someone took a breath and it scared us all. But in final, all people were able to put the skin/shell on their hands.
After lunch break it was time to show us some wild animals. They showed us new exposition with the Chinese giant salamanders: they are main celebrities there now Too bad they are too sensitive to flash and cameras in common, so you can’t take any photo there. Still, they are amazing creatures and it’s worth visiting Prague zoo just to see them! When we came back to zoo school, they showed us snakes. They were awesome (yeah, I love snakes), I was very happy I could touch them No one at the room was afraid of them, so they skipped all the snake stuff and gave us “walking sticks” to get used to their moves and to be prepared for spiders. They were pretty cute, I can imagine to have them at home
And then… spiders came. They had three spiders: Patty, Selma and Smith. And I must admit that they were AMAZING. Lecturers told us to think about them like about fluffy little bears… and oh my, they were so soft and cuddly. And slow, and patient and gentle and… If someone told me I’d love to touch such huge spiders, I’d say he’s crazy, but honestly, it was one of the best moments in my life. I surpassed myself and now I feel I can do anything!
So thank you, Prague Zoo, I love you and I love your spiders!
Have a nice day!
P.S.: next fear to fight: driving a car
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