by , Keeper
I have been working at the museum since 2003, and I feel fortunate to have a job where I can start my day with amazing animals surrounding me. I enjoy camping, hiking and rock climbing in my spare time when the weather is nice.
I work Tuesday through Saturday and spend a lot of time behind the scenes, but you might find me at a public program or feeding the farmyard animals in the afternoon.

Oh no, someone’s in the bear pool! Oh wait, it’s just Sherry…

October 15th, 2009

You may have read a post recently about the bear pool getting its annual cleaning. Well, the day after we finished, one of the drain covers at the bottom of the pool was seen in the middle of the exhibit yard (no doubt having been used as a toy for our playful bears). We had to get the drain cover back on, and Sherry volunteered herself for the job. She doesn’t usually get to help us with daily routines, but she sometimes seems to oddly enjoy doing the really strange tasks!

Watch the video below and check it out. You can see that Sherry actually maneuvers the drain cover back in with her feet, and then hollers,” Success!” with her arms triumphantly raised in the air. But then, instead of wanting to get out like any normal person, she decides to go check the other drain cover to make sure it is still secure. This is when I got skeptical of the true motives of her endeavor (I think the pool was just too sparkly and clean to resist not taking a dip!).

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Join the conversation:

  1. Cassidy and Erin volunteered for the next drain cover replacement. I am thinking of sending Cassidy in to do it while Erin films it with her new handy dandy indestructable camera that she suckered me in to buying!

    Posted by Sherry
  2. Thank you for making my day with this post, Marilyn. :)

    Posted by Leiana
  3. I think the camera is submersible. If so maybe we could post our first underwater footage!

    Posted by Larry
  4. Hilarious! I love it when she says, "It's a little chilly!". Really, I can't stop laughing.

    Posted by Erin Brown

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