On Thursday we went to the zoo. It had a lot of animals like alligators, Platypuss, snakes, koalas, gorrilla's and lots of birds. My favourite thing was a snake. I got to pat him for a long time. It was very cool to touch a snake because we don't have snakes in New Zealand. It felt like lots of tiny fingernails except softer. It was sort of warm because he had been sunbathing in the cage. He was a python and I really wanted to hold him myself. But the zookeeper had him around her neck. I thought snakes were scary before, they can kill you. But now I think snakes are way cool.