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Old 07-17-04, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Reptile Education Seminar Pics.

Here are some picture from a Reptile Education Seminar I did with some friends "Hoosier Reptiles" on 7/15/2004 at the Michigan City Library in Indiana. This is the second year we have done this and the Library loves having us there. So I think this will be a yearly thing we do there. I had a great time do this. The kids loved the show especially at the end of the show as we let them hold some of the reptiles we had there. We even had a few people say that there feelings about reptiles have changed for the better now. I even had one lady that was afraid of snakes ask if she could hold a adult corn snake I had there.













This picture is from last year I could not get Gates this year for the show.
I hope to have him for the next one. The kids really like him.


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Old 07-17-04, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cool, keep up the teaching
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Old 07-17-04, 02:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats awsome, we need more people doing things like this, its great for our reptile community, keep up the good work!!!
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What is that snake you have on your shoulders in the 4th picture? I'd almost say green burmese but it doesn't look quite right.
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Awesome job, keep it up!
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Sweet pics always good to see people educating young'en's about herps.
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Looks like a tiger or a super tiger retic .
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Great pics! Looks like everyone had fun
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Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

Hi CamHanna,
The snake is a female Tiger Retic she is about 12' long and around 60 lbs.

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Here are some more pictures from the Reptile Education Seminars I did with some friends "Hoosier Reptiles" on 7/27/2004 at the Three Oaks Library and the New Buffalo Library in Michigan. The kids loved the shows especially at the end of the shows as we let them hold some of the reptiles we had there. We even had a few people say that there feelings about reptiles have changed for the better now. There are more picture at the link below. We will be doing one more show at the Michigan City Zoo in Indiana on 8/14/2004 at 1:30 pm. Maybe some of you can make it for the show.















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AWSOME work thats so great!!! How did you tame that aligator so well or do they usually calm down like that? Either way awsome job dude keep up the great work!!!
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The thing I love the most is that you did it at the library and I can see snake books in the back ground. What better way to get kids to start reading on their own.
My last show was in a comunity public access centre for the internet. The kids did a scavenger hunt on line first looking up snake facts and then they posed with some of the snakes for pics.
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I think it's a very good idea to teach youngers that rerptiles aren't that dangerous when you know how to take care f them, because they probably won't be afraid of them when they'll be adults..
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Great job with the seminars, and I love the retic.
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Hi Nicky,

Gates is not completely tame. Some days he is just fine, then other days he would bite me if he could. In the last picture of him, I am holding onto him very tight. He did not want to be at the show that day. All he wanted was to be back in his water hole back at my Vet's. When I returned him to my Vet, he must of known he was home because he did not fight me at all when I carried him in to the clinic.

I don't think most Gator are this tame. Gates was taken care of by my Vet for over 25 years. He was a rescue - his jaw was damaged and he was malnourished as a baby. In the summer Gates lives in a pond in the back yard of my Vet's clinic, and in the winter, he roams free inside the back halls of the clinic. He also has his own bath tub to use. I think with all the contact he gets in the winter with the clinic staff is the reason he tolerates people so well.

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