We spent the other half of our Saturday day out visiting the East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue, a local nonprofit animal sanctuary that is home to quite a variety of rescued and donated animals. Some had been kept as pets or came from zoos. The alligator was actually caught by a man while fishing! There are signs telling the stories of how the animals came to the sanctuary and while it made me sad to read, I was glad to see that they now have good care and proper homes. If you're a local, I'd definitely recommend a visit. It's sort of a hidden gem!