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Old 06-14-03, 07:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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snake education

Hi, I hope everyone is doing well. I was hanging out with my red-tail Waldo last night when I realized how much free time I have right now.

One thing I have always wanted to do with my snakes is educate other people with them. Waldo is the perfect educational snake too because he's completely docile. (People have poked him right on the head and it bothers me more than it does him.) I remember when I was little someone came to my elementary school with some snakes and lizards to help educate little kids about them.

I would love to do something like that so that people can see how great snakes can be. I have 3 of a good starter size - Waldo is about 4 feet , George (Burmese) is about 5 ft , and I have a baby Dumeril (Jack) who is only about 25". I do moderately well at talking to a group once I get over my stage fright, and I'm passionate enough about herps get to over that.

So I was wondering if anyone knew anything about getting into showcasing. I am going to poke around on the internet and see if there are organizations for that sort of thing. I'm almost positive our local zoo doesn't do anything (mainly because it's one of the worst herp houses I've ever seen). If anyone knows anything about it or has any experience with this sort of thing, please let me know. I guess I've found my summer project. Thanks!

When people ask me if i'm a cat person or a dog person I tell them, "I'm a snake person"!
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