Ms. Karen and I ventured down Wetmore Road to Funny Foot Farm on a Sunday in November. It’s a strange little place for a petting zoo, definitely off the beaten path just east of the I-10. Once there, however, we encountered goats, chickens, warthogs, capybaras, tortoises, and a host of other wild beasts.
I was riding skippy, my red electric scooter through the warthog pen when the creature attacked my sandal. He was trying to eat my tiller so I tried to shew him away with my right foot. Then he began to head-butt my foot. Ms. Karen helped me to escape the pen just in time.
In another pen, a wild beastie proceeded to chew on my toes. No matter what I did, he wouldn’t stop. So I got out of there too and went to another pen, only to have another critter try to eat my purse out of my scooter basket.
I tell you, this is a dangerous place.
The only animals I didn’t have a problem with was the capybaras, porcupines, and tortoises. They are slow and docile. Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world and come from South America. They are basically jaguar food.
Funny Foot Farms, we presume, is a family-owned affair. General admission is $8. They offer wild animal guided tours that are included in a $12 per person admission. Also included is a plastic cup of animal food to hand feed the critters. Our guide was a young man who added some humor to our adventure as well as some educational tidbits.
The goats are particularly aggressive when it comes to being fed. The big one would practically hop over the fence to get at the food we offered.
Funny Foot Farms
2405 W Wetmore Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85705
Sunday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM