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2006

Up close and personal

By Olivia Fraser-bell

My name is Olivia,I am now 12years old.
I am going to tell you about two occasions when the zoo residents,got too close for comfort!
About two years ago, my dad took me to the zoo.
I remember I was so proud because I thought I looked cute and special in a very fancy flowery hat!
As we walked into the Butterfly House, I noticed my Dad, smiling broadly, but did not know why....
Then as we were about to leave, dad told me, that the realistic flower, sticking up on top of my head, had actually attracted a few real live, fluttering specimens!
I stood still so as not to alarm them.....
I felt very special that they had chosen me to get close to, but sorry that there was no nectar to be found on my fake flower!

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