October 14, 2011 07:30 PM

While Kim Kardashian tried on burkas in Dubai, her sisters were going wild in New York City.

“This week Kourt and I bought a snake,” Khloé wrote on her Celebuzz page. “But don’t worry dolls, it wasn’t for us … It was for a very special [someone] but I can’t tell you who yet. It was so freaking scary, I couldn’t even handle!”

With cameras in tow, the reality stars stopped by Manhattan pet store Fauna on Wednesday – Kourtney dressed in a snake-print top, natch. They left with the black-and-white snake safely contained inside its sizable habitat.

The next day, the sisters took Kourtney’s almost 2-year-old son, Mason, and Kim’s husband, Kris Humphries, out for a “family day” at the Central Park Zoo.

The group got up close to sheep, alpacas and even a polar bear – but also kept a safe distance away.

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