Cold Blooded Reptiles on a Hot Day

Saturday may have been a hot day, but cold blooded reptiles ruled the day at Wesselman Nature Preserve.

People of all ages came out to see what the Tri-State Herpetelogical Society had to offer at the Free Reptile Expo.

There were more than 150 reptiles available for viewing or  handling. Organizers say the goal is not to get people to adopt the animals, but to teach people they don't have to be afraid.

"If we can keep people from being terrified of a snake that slithers through their yard, then we've done our job today,” said Chris Ulrich, “It's more about teaching that they're not the bloodthirsty killers you see in movies like Anaconda, they're just animals that eat what they eat and just trying to live too."

Proceeds go to Wesselman Nature Society and a local non-profit that helps rescue reptiles. 


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