Taken at The Living Desert in 2010, I stumbled upon this photo this morning while looking for something else. It looks to me like it was quite a tasty twig.

The Living Desert, located in the city of Palm Desert, doesn’t turn up on a lot of people’s radar in Southern California, but it is a worthwhile destination, particularly for children. Unlike at Disneyland or Magic Mountain, it would be difficult to drop hundreds of dollars during a one day visit. And where else can you see real giraffes against the background of the San Jacinto Mountains?