Wonderful Waco, Part 2

[I visited Waco on November 11, this entry is just catching up.]

After my bike ride, I went to the Cameron Park Zoo, which, for a smaller town, is much better than the zoo in Indy. Everything about this zoo was better, with the exception that they didn't have a polar bear. They had several interesting snakes, a couple of exotic turtles, a poisonous newt, a school of piranhas, and the interesting animals pictured above.

The first is a Capybara, the world's largest rodent, which can tip the scales at up to 150 pounds.

The next is a Patagonian Cavy. I found this to be a quite attractive animal. Some say it looks a bit like the mythical jackalope. Unfortunately, to get a good look at it one would need to see it standing up; it had sat down by the time I got my camera out.

The last is a Sumatran Tiger. 'Nuff said.

After the zoo, I drove past the Dr. Pepper Museum. I couldn't really remember what it tasted like, so I bought some at a gas station to refresh my memory. It's not that horribly bad, and I could have gotten some if I'd taken the museum's tour. But, most likely I would have had to pay money and spend time, and it wasn't that much of interest. But, don't feel bad Dr. Pepper, as back in West Virginia I had driven right past the Mountain Dew museum as well.

Then, I drove outside of Waco to the former Branch Davidian compound.