Thursday, 6 September 2012

Bearizona, Williams, Arizona

On our last few trips to Williams I’ve wanted to visit Bearizona but DB has always been worried about taking his truck through in case it got scratched by any of the animals.   He’s thinking of the safari parks at home when years ago the monkeys used to sit on your bonnet (hood) and dismantle the windscreen wipers!
Having been reassured that we wouldn’t suddenly find a bear sitting on the bonnet (hood) doing the same thing, we paid our entrance fees and off we went.   The best time to visit Bearizona is in the morning or the evening when the animals are more active.
Our first stop was the 3.00 p.m. raptor show, I wasn’t at all sure what was meant by a ‘free flight’ show, but I soon found out.  It means that the birds fly inches above your head, if you’re like me and don’t particularly like birds, you’d be better off sitting outside that area.   I was ready to move but DB assured me I’d be fine, I was I closed my eyes and ducked!
George the owl
They have some cheeky crows who snatch a $1 bill from you
 and drop it into a collecting box. 

I tried to take photograph of DB handing the crow a $1 bill, but boy do they move fast!

After the raptor show we went to see the bear cubs, they are so cute you really just want to hug them, although it probably wouldn’t be such a good idea.
Obviously on the drive through section doors and windows have to be locked and if the animals start to move towards you, you’re advised to move on.

Some of the animals we saw were:

White Bison

and a very sleepy rather large adult bear, I wouldn't have wanted to disturb his beauty sleep!
There’s lots more to see and we had a great visit, although as we drove out DB did give a huge sigh of relief that we’d made it through without a scratch on his beloved truck.
Have fun, we are!


  1. Hi Amanda had a baby girl sep 7th Jessica Rose. Edna(Mum)