I saw something today that infuriated me beyond belief, but I was just too shocked and outraged to say or do anything. At the Buffalo Zoo, the tamandua was sleeping on a tree limb that touch the mesh around the enclosure. In other words, he was like 6 feet away from me and I was actually curious if someone to reach out and touch him. But I knew better and didn't want to attempt it. Well, I found out the answer. The poor tamandua was sleeping and an Amish family walked up and stared at him. One of the girls took the tree branch, that you have to stand under to get up close, and reached it out to touch the tamandua. I was irritated by this, but told myself I wouldn't say anything unless she kept doing or I saw physical harm to the tamandua. But then her brother decided to reach out his arm and poke the tamandua a few times in the stomach with his Gatorade bottle. I was completely shocked. Inside me I heard a voice saying, "Tell him, EXCUSE ME DON'T POKE THE ANIMAL! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!" But no words came out. Just an icy glare that his sister noticed as she looked over at me. I honestly think if he did this one more time I would have completely lost it. I just feel ashamed I didn't do or say anything. I stayed in the area until they left to supervise their every move. The tamandua, who sat up when provoked, eventually laid back down and went back to sleep. Do tamanduas spray when startled? I know they can give off an odor, but don't know all the facts on their anatomy. I was really hoping that would have happened to backfire on these idiots, but no such luck. What would you all do in a situation like this?