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Lagoon Deer Park

Monday, September 07, 2015


For the past three years in a row, at the end of summer I make the trip down to Lagoon Deer Park. It's a deer petting zoo - and if you've never been to one please make it a priority! The set up is basically one massive pen that you're allowed to walk in. Along the edges of that pen are a bunch of other pens with deer, llamas, goats, emu, etc. In the large part that you walk in there are usually twenty to thirty deer, maybe even more, that are free. They'll approach you, and you can feed them peanuts. It is magical. You feel like Snow White, just absolutely surrounded by deer who are so very interested in what you have for them!

This visit there weren't very many deer out in the main pen, less than ten. I was a little bit bummed about that but honestly, it's pretty hard to stay sour when you even have one deer so close! Even if they only like me because I have peanuts for them it's so great to be able to pet such amazing creatures.


A sign on the way down the very long driveway to the park said that there had been forty six babies born this year!! Ahhh! We didn't get to touch any baby deer, although we could see them. We did get to pet baby goats though. You guys, I've been missing out because I did not know how darn cute baby goats were. Once again I am being reduced to tears by cute things. I just wanted to put one in my tote bag and take it home. The deer were really awesome but the baby goats stole the show for me. I loved them so much even if they did nibble on my favorite dress.

As always, if you live ANYWHERE near Sandusky, Ohio - you have to visit Lagoon Deer Park.
xoxo


Find previous posts about Lagoon Deer Park here : 2013 + 2014

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  1. That looks like so much fun! So much cuteness.

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  2. I've always gotten super excited about your posts on this place! What an amazing place! If I'm ever in that area-I'm definitely checking it out :) The closest place to me that's anything similar is the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. You can feed the animals, but from your vehicle instead of walking with them.

    Also, oh my gosh....goats are the cutest!!!

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    1. I've always wanted to do one of those type of things! Really I just want to meet, pet and feed all the animals!!! :P

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  3. How freaking cute are they?! It reminds me of when I visited the EFRC in Center Pointe, IN. It's all wild cats (!!!) Such an amazing experience!

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    1. WOAH. WOAH. WOAH. That place looks amazing!

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  4. Looks like you had a blast, they're so freaking adorable!
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  5. Oh gosh, how adorable :D it is absolutely necessary that I now visit a deer park.

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  6. Oh deer! They're so lovely, but it's awesome to see them making such silly faces, haha!

    Up here in Door County we have a place called THE Farm, and it's a farm that you can visit, feed, and pet all the animals! My tip is to go early in the morning because all the babies are hungry and will literally RUN at you when you enter because you have milk bottles and corn for them. It's actually the best! The baby goats and sheep are my favorite! It's impossible to have a bad day when you can pet all the things. :)

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  7. My idea of heaven! Your photos are all gorgeous, too. :)

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  8. when i was in elementary school a girl brought her two pet pygmy goats to school on harnesses on pet day! i was so jealous and think about it all the time! i wish I could have a baby goat!

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  9. Awww my gosh - cute cute cute! I love deer - I got to see some dashing through a state park recently, but what I really want to do is have some luck when I go to the Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine. I've gone sooooo many times and I've only once seen a Key Deer from way far away. :(

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  10. SO WHISMICAL! I have only seen deer in real life once. When I was on a tiny island in Japan and one tried to eat my bus ticket.

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  11. This makes me think of Popcorn Park Zoo. It is a non-profit zoo in Southern New Jersey that takes in rescue animals. It is a little sad and funny reading the stories of the animals, the best is the bear that was traded in for a car. No. Joke.

    BUT they have these deer that are so sweet. You can't walk in their pen, but they stick their long tongues through the gates and slurp up popcorn. If you make an east coast road trip, check out Popcorn Park Zoo and buy a box of popcorn (it is like $5 admission and $1-3 per popcorn box) I like this zoo because it has rescue animals, and some exotics from overcrowded zoos. They also have an adoption center next to it. They also have gravestones for their past animals, which is really unusual.

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  12. Soooo sweet! We have to go to the local fair to be able to pet baby goats, but luckily it's on right now. :)

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  13. So dang cute!!! Hanging out with deer sounds like a dream.

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  14. "I just wanted to put one in my tote bag and take it home."

    ..... Don't you mean, "goat bag"? =P

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  15. Oh. My. Gosh. We have a 'safari' drive thru around here but you can't get out to feed/pet, just from your car. Oh how I wish we had something like this! Having a buffalo lick your window isn't nearly as cute as hand feeding deer!

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