Pet the tortoise eat the candy

It was Spooktacular this weekend at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo, which is about a 2-minute drive from our house (because it’s in Kansas).

We splurged on the Wicked Witch of the West costume for Sorenne (right, exactly as shown) and used our year-long family pass for a discounted candy grab.

The purple pail quickly filled with treats and many of the kids were digging in as they entered a small pavilion where a volunteer was encouraging children – many of whom were eating candy – to pet a couple of tortoises.
There were no handwashing facilities or sanitizer dispensers at this particular pavilion.

I said petting a tortoise while actively or about to eat candy was a bad idea.