'Fun in the Sun' photo winner selected; next we want your pictures of exotic pets

No dog paddling for this pooch.

Our winner of the Fun in the Sun photo contest: Alyssa Gomez's photo of Phillip Gomez and his dog, Jerry Bug, escape the summer heat by taking a dip in the pool.

Alyssa Gomez wins two free movie passes. For more photos, see Page E1.

Next, we want to see all of the other pets you have: Parakeets, iguanas, hamsters and any other exotic pets are welcome. Sorry Bruiser and Tiger, cats and dogs are not included in this contest.

Submit your photos to here or at http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/userphotos/category/exotic-pets/ by 5 p.m. Aug. 9. The person who submits the winning photo will receive two free movie passes. Be sure to tell us about your pet, its name and what it was doing in the photo.

You also may email submissions to share@victoriaadvocate.net. The subject line of the email is the title of the photo. Place caption information into the body of the email.