Andreas led a 6th grade field trip to Menagasha today. They toured the Born Free foundation, a wild animal rescue non-profit that operates in a number of locations around the world. Here in Ethiopia they run a shelter for exotic animals that have been kept as pets or exhibited for profit.
Somewhere between the lions and the cheetahs, Andreas stepped on this:
Luckily the school always sends a nurse or a doctor along on these trips (this time it was a vet, but that’s close enough). They washed up his foot and sent him home with the thorn branch just in case it has to be tested by a communicable disease lab. He’s had a tetanus shot, so we figure he’ll be all right.