Santa's at home high in the sky or under the sea
38th in an occasional series He's taking new risks He's taking them twice He's ditched the reindeer And he's chancing his life. Santa Claus is swimming...
Seattle Times staff photographer
Santa with sharks: www.pdza.org
Santa will swim with sharks at 6:30 p.m.
today and Dec. 28.
Santa at the
Santa will be at the Space Needle through Saturday.
38th in an occasional series
He's taking new risks
He's taking them twice
He's ditched the reindeer
And he's chancing his life.
Santa Claus is swimming
When he's not scuba diving
He's off into space
But his elves are still needed
To make sure Santa's safe.
Santa Russ rockets up 520 feet. It's but a quick ride to the top deck of the Space Needle.
And Santa Bill descends into the quarter-million gallons of the South Pacific aquarium at the Point Defiance Zoo, where six species of sharks are curious about the first-time jolly visitor.
Both have elves to watch their backs.
Santa Russ says, "They're my Secret Service. They're crowd control and to take a hit for Santa."
Santa Bill has an elf with a plastic prod just in case a 6-foot shark gets too curious.
Luckily for Santa Bill, the sharks are well fed on tuna, salmon, mackerel and shark vitamins.
For both, the mission is the same: to bring people in for holiday cheer.
"He's ultimate love," says Santa Russ, giving a hug but making no promises when it comes to gifts.
Alan Berner: 206-464-8133 or email@example.com
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