Mt Hope Exotic Auction, OH 11/4/11-11/5/11

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:30
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The auction was much smaller than the September sale. In one of the barns were fowl, chickens, ducks, peacocks and geese. All animals appeared to be in good condition and had access to food & water.  Also for sale were exotic birds such as parrots, macaws and finches. In a different area were chinchillas, ferrets, guinea pigs, a male & female coyote, a silver & a white fox, wallabies, skunks and a porcupine. In another barn were goats, sheep, lamas, and alpacas. The main barn contained pot belly pigs, miniature pigs, 1 zebra, a baby hump camel, zedonks, exotic deer,  several large elks with enormous racks and a couple of TX longhorns with very big horns.  All animals except the cattle and mini donkeys had water. A trailer, parked outside the barn housed tortoise, turtles, baby mini pigs, kudamongas, baby ducks, different types & sizes of rats/mice, 1 boa and 2 sloths. Some of the turtles & baby ducks were kept in plastic containers that were placed in front of a window with the sun shining on them. Outside,  the trucks from several hunting preserves were parked.