September 10, 1997 |
Imagine my surprise when I opened my tent window and was greeted by a 6-foot red tail python. Luckily, Balboa, below, was wrapped around a handler and was just being friendly. It was all part of the L.A. Zoo's Sundown Safari. Since last year, the zoo has invited overnight visitors, providing entertainment and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the animals. My daughter, Katelyn, and I were among 75 others, like Scott and Maude MacGillivray, bottom left, pitching tents.