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RE: reptile demonstration at elementary school...help needed!

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Posted by: polosue25 at Thu Sep 9 15:56:17 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by polosue25 ]  
   

good advice in the last post--definitely agree. The way we used to do it was to let the kids touch or support the back end of the snake (we had an amel cornsnake who was just magical when it came to compelling people to touch him), that way we had control of the head. What we always used to say when the kids (or parents) invariably asked 'do they bite' was 'any animal with teeth can bite' so that's why we keep control of the head. Reassure anyone who is afraid that there's nothing wrong with being nervous and then don't focus any more attention on them....it is likely that they may relax as they see others interact with the animals and don't feel that there is any pressure on themselves...it's amazing how many will work up the courage to touch the animal and then realize it isn't as bad as they thought at all.
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Sue Barnett

0.1 Western hognose (Sola)
1.0 Crested gecko (Gator)
0.1 Egyptian spiny mouse (Mia)
4.2 mini rex rabbits (Basil, Pippin, Reggie, Hayden, Jackie and Peek-a-boo)
0.1 Plott hound (Molly)
1.0 half Arab (Zarr)
0.1 'found in someone's garage' kitten (Terra)

1.0 Betta (Flash) and 1.0 FL kingsnake (Vega) currently living with 1.0 boyfriend (Ethan)


   

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