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He brought a lizard named Jabberjaws, Pokemon the hedgehog, Black Jack the huge rabbit, a cockroach, a big yellow snake named Sponge Bob, a black snake named Vader, a 3-band armadillo named Yoda, Mr. Kipling the big reptile with big jaws, Bindy the chinchilla, and a baby tortoise that weighed 30 lbs. Guess which two I pet (answer at end of the post)!
Ray was pretty funny and interacted very well with the kids, getting them to relax and pet and hold the animals. I wish I took my camera, but unfortunately, I didn't. I was impressed that he made sure to use different volunteers every time to choose the next animal and get to hold it. The show last 45 minutes but I never got bored at all. It was very good and I loved the fact that he let everyone who wanted to touch the animals.
Outback Ray puts on shows at schools, libraries, birthday parties in homes and even does shows for seniors! I checked on his website at www.outbackray.com to see how much he charged. My husband's guess was $50 but I thought it would be more than that and I was right. He charges $200! I say good for him. I think it would be worth having him at a party because he did such a good job and brought a lot of different animals. If I were a kid, I would love to have him at my party!
The two I pet were the big rabbit that felt just like my cat, Spunky Doodle, and the chinchilla. The rabbit was really big and had a silver sheen to it but of course was black as the name suggests. It was the first time I ever saw a chinchilla and it was very cute and extremely soft. My fingers kind of just sunk into its fur.