Yuma the Puma, The Manatees Peed, and Lu Made a Poo

I was told that Ellie Schiller Homosassa  state park would be kinda like a zoo. In a way it was, but it was more like a sanctuary for injured animals that wouldn’t survive in the wild. We saw a ton of fish, lots of alligators, a hippo named Lucifer or Lu, a Panther named Yuma, an otter without a daughter, a bunch of snakes, and a whole lotta birds. We learned a lot. I’m not going to give you all of the facts because there were a lot of them. Opossums have opposable thumbs. If you roll an alligator onto its back it’ll pass out because it can’t get enough oxygen. Adult opossums cannot hang from their tails. they’re too heavy, though the young-uns can. On another note I’ve taken a liking to haikus. Here are some related to the animals we saw at the whatsitsname state park.


It just pooped on my friend.

Now he smells real bad.

The great Manatee

Oh no it just peed on me.

Now we are both wet.

Yuma the Puma

He just ate my face right off.

I died… But I lived!

You own a Hippo?

You are braver than I thought!

I bet it smells bad.

The turtle moves slow.

Its trying to run away.

The killer goes CHOMP!!!


The river otter

It is swimming back and forth.

Will it ever stop?

The pink flamingos

They eat shrimp for every meal.

Christmas decor too.

The snakes slither ’round

Half are poisonous half aren’t.

Flip a coin! I’m bit!

Look at all the birds!

Don’t dare look up. They’ll bomb you.

The bombs sure taste bad.

Dear, I killed a deer.

This is bad. I’m in trouble.

Oh well, we’ll eat it.

We’re almost leaving.

Oh please can’t we stay longer?

This day was so great.

Now I have finished

I hope these haikus weren’t too bad.

Signing off, Caden  <—-hee hee! I got my traditional line in there! 😉






3 thoughts on “Yuma the Puma, The Manatees Peed, and Lu Made a Poo

  • March 7, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Love the haikus — and the storytelling! Great job, Caden!

  • March 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    The hippo haiku is almost quite true! (There is a “splatter zone” and they warn you not to stand there if his bottom is facing that direction!) We actually witnessed a live showing of this warning! It was funny and gross. Hippos rotate their tail like a fan blade when they poo. It gets worse, but I’ll leave it at that.

  • March 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Haikus are very creative my favorite is the bird one. I wish I was as good at Haikus as you are.


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