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July 23, 2010 | Tag(s): activity, All Snakes Day, Discovery Walk, event, reptiles, Shell Wildlife Theater, snakes, Zoo
By: L'jeanne, Advertising Manager
I find it very intriguing that with the mere mention of this word in response is a wide range of reactions. Some may Ohoooo with interest, others may coil away in fear and some may shrug with indifference. How do you react at the mention of: SNAKES! All of these reactions are acceptable but I have to ask, what are you basing your reaction on? Every fear we have is learned. As children we are fearless, we base our fears on what has been taught to us. So are you basing your reaction on real life experience or have you been told how to view this creature? I’d have to say that snakes don’t bother me, I guess because I’ve never encountered one in the wild. I’ve only been in contact with pet snakes in glass containers. Would you like to learn more about snakes and actually feel its skin? On Saturday, August 1st at Audubon Zoo you can!
We’re celebrating all snakes and we’re making a day of it. There will be encounters and activities for you to learn more about these feared and revered reptiles. What’s true, what’s myth? Come and see for yourself. Kids and adults: it’s time to be captivated. All the activities will be throughout Discovery Walk beginning at 10:30am and ending at 4:30pm. You can meet Monty our Burmese Python and Ramona our Common Boa, at 10:30am they will get measured – from the tip of their ‘noses’ to the end of their ‘tails’ - and weighed. Over in the Shell Wildlife Theater all shows will be snaked themed! This will be the best place to listen to all the fascinating facts about snakes. Another great part of Snakes Day is that you’ll get a photo opportunity with Soe our Burmese Python at 2:30p in Discovery Walk gazebo. Put everything you thought you knew about snakes aside and join us on All Snakes Day August 1st at the zoo. We’ll be looking for you!
Event Info: All Snakes Day ~ Sunday, August 1st 2010 ~ Audubon Zoo ~ 10:30a - 4:30p