Reptile Day

Today’s post will be short, as I’m trying to get our new fossil plant collection put away while simultaneously preparing to leave for Carmel Church at the end of the week.

Saturday was Reptile Day at the museum, and while not strictly paleontology there were some pretty cool animals on hand (besides, who said I have to stick strictly to paleontology?). At the top is a chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon).A leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius:

A blue-tailed monitor, Varanus doreanus:

As usual, Tim spent the day volunteering, answering questions while trying to show visitors that they don’t have to be mortally afraid of snakes:

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2 Responses to Reptile Day

  1. Doug says:

    Live reptiles are always fun. Last night at the fair there was a sizable exhibit of live reptiles (and one very vocal macaw). Frankly, i’d be more afraid of their snapping turtle than their burmese python. Yeah, snakes sure have a bad rep.

  2. Alton Dooley says:

    Snapping turtles are vicious. When I was in college I was helping to rescue some snapping turtles from a lake that had been drained; every turtle I pulled out of the mud made a spirited attempt at taking my arm off.

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