We learned about the West Coast Game Park from a brochure at the Cannon Beach RV park we stayed at, and Sarah Michael was excited to visit it.
She was excited, that is, until she got there.
When you buy your admission you are also offered food to feed the animals that wander freely around the pathways. The animals aren’t dumb, they know that when people come through the entrance gate they probably have goodies so the deer and pygmy goats and mountain goats and llamas mob you.
This is fun for grownups and some kids, but this is terrifying for Sarah Michael.
We quickly rid ourselves of treats then the animals moved on and SM calmed down. Only then were we able to wander around and see all the animals. In addition to the aforementioned free-roamers, the park also has lions and tigers and elk and peacocks and bears and and emus and “rare” four-horned sheep and a lot more. The sheep are crazy looking, I am certain they’re evil.
They also offer the opportunity to hold and pet a baby tiger and baby leopard and other animals that if they were adults would rip you to shreds.
It was a fun trip and we had a good time. Sarah Michael is still traumatized from the free-roaming animals, she just got done telling me how she didn’t have a good time today. That only means that by tomorrow the Game Park will be her favorite part of the trip.