It’s a busy week, and we’ll probably be having another couple of busy weeks after this one, but I am really excited about my photos from Chicago … so I’m planning to post just a couple of my favorites every day (or, hopefully, at least most days). No huge sets of photos – but it might go on for quite a while.
For the first installment – Sturgeon petting at the Shedd Aquarium!
Sturgeons are evidently quite friendly, and are happy to approach people to be petted. (Flat-handed only, though; no poking!) I really had had no idea. At any rate, I was not quite up for sticking my hand in there with them, but John was willing. He was (maybe) a (tiny) bit wary, but approached the fish bravely.
… and when one approached him – petted it.
Evidently they are a little bit slimy. Friendly, but slimy.