Small-town Oklahoma often has a certain allure for some people. Life seems to move slower in a one-horse town, and most people can enjoy that, if only for a single day.

Here's something you probably didn't expect to learn today, the tiny little dot on the map-- Fletcher, Oklahoma--has a full-on exotic park. That's the kind of thing you wouldn't expect in such a small town, but it exists. On top of that, it's a hands-on petting zoo.

Initially, when you think of an exotic animal park in Oklahoma, people automatically default to lions and tigers, oh my... but from what I can see on the Snider Family Exotics Facebook page, there's a bigger wow factor for all to experience. Getting hands-on with animals is fun at any age.

I remember the day someone brought a bunch of baby goats to the studios. We lost our minds and most of the workday playing with them. Now you're telling me I can be hands-on with a camel, lemurs, llamas, kangaroos, goats, sheep and a bunch of other animals I can't zoologically identify?

There's more too. Like, a lot more in the pictures on their Facebook page. I'd be game for it, pretty sure the kids are up for it too in theory... but I remember screaming at the top of my lungs the first time a giraffe stuck its head in the car window as a kid over at Arbuckle Wilderness.

Giraffe pictures were taken at the Nashville, TN Zoo
Misty Mullican

Regardless, here's another prime example of why people need to stop saying "There's nothing to do in Oklahoma." There are no boring places, only boring people.

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