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    The crowd of kids were absolutely fascinated when Hearts, the ball python, was brought out of its box, particularly when they learned that this type of snake has heat sensors in its facial area and can hunt in the dark. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    It is a little known fact that blue-tongue skinks love bananas. Every show, Boyd rewards Jessica with a little snack.(Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Though scorpions can be found in parts of Canada, emperor scorpions like Sting are native to Africa. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    At the end of the show, the audience members were invited to come up and touch this Burmese python named Sergeant Pepper. Elizabeth Pombiere and Jack Lloyd, 10, gently touch the snake. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Reptile Rainforest show at the library

Community News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016


The Reptile Rainforest show was part of the Petawawa Public Library’s summer activity line-up. It combined education with interactive fun and fascinating animals. The two shows on July 27 were well-attended and participants were able to get an up-close look at these often misunderstood creatures. Owner Darren Boyd showed off his collection of creatures, and answered any questions.