November 15, 2004 - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Part 1

We had been told by a former coworker from Tucson that the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was a must see.  It is a combination museum, zoo and botanical garden. 

We started exploring the plant life and then found out there was a venomous reptile demonstration about to start.

The light was too dim where they were doing the demonstrations to take decent photos without flash. 

Here is a gila monster:

A rattlesnake:

Another rattlesnake.

The demonstration was quite interesting and informative.

Back to viewing plants.

Oh, there is a free flight demonstration going on with Harris hawks!

Harris hawk:

In flight:

Close ups:

Amazing looking:

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