Oh Deer!

On the Monday before school started, Mom and I visited the Scottish Deer Centre. We took the bus to the Centre, and when we got there we checked in and headed through a hallway with “cave paintings” resembling deer. We bought some deer food at the reception desk, and fed the deer until the guided tour started around 11 o’clock.

The Centre had lots of types of deer, but it also had enclosures for bears, wolves, moose, otters, and wildcats. Apparently, the Scottish national animal is a unicorn, and people asked to have the Scottish Wildcat become the national animal, but they were refused on the grounds that wildcats are too hard to see in the wild (!).

After the tour, we poked around in the gift shop, and then had lunch in the Centre’s cafe.

Mom had coffee and a chicken and tomato sandwich, and I had cocoa and mac & cheese.

After that we left and waited at the bus stop, and I found a cool moth there.

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  1. Julianne | | Reply

    Mary Ella,
    What a super description of your visit to the Scottish Deer Centre! The photos are terrific! I am puzzled about how the unicorn got to be the Scottish national animal since it only exists in fantasy and you would never see one except in books. I checked the definition of “unicorn” and discovered that the word has been re-purposed for the 21st century. Here’s the new definition.

    a start-up company valued at more than a billion dollars, typically in the software or technology sector.

    love all around, Nana
    “a currency-exchange unicorn”

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