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Georgina with T-Bone the Coastal Carpet Python

Georgina with T-Bone the Coastal Carpet Python

SnakeSense has been making the most of the Autumn sunshine and getting out, about and enthusiastic with fellow snake fans!

Last weekend, we worked with Black Snake Productions, operators of the Lost Reptiles Home, assisting with a huge reptile display at the annual Eastern Regional Pet Expo in Ferntree Gully.  Georgina spent the day doing what she loves best: standing draped in snakes and educating the public about their biology, behaviour and vital importance to the environment.  Despite ominous cloud cover, the rain held off all day - save for a few drops here and there - allowing for a sizeable crowd, and hopefully, a few changed attitudes. 

Mike Alexander conducting a Venomous Snake display

Mike Alexander conducting a Venomous Snake display

Mike Alexander, Black Snake Productions director, thrilled onlookers with regular venomous snake demonstrations, whilst his adorable two-year old, Sandy, showed everyone why goannas were simply made to be cuddled!

A few days later, herpers from around the state gathered for the thrice annual Victorian Herpetological Society get-together, held this time in Prahran.  Always an entertaining evening out, this meeting’s speakers presented a fascinating range of photographs of their various travels and herpetological antics around Australia, whilst the Lost Reptiles Home auctioned a selection of particularly hardly done-by critters in dire need of kind and experienced new homes.  Georgina was praised for sitting on her hands during this part of evening, and not coming home with the whole lot!

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