Yesterday I took the kids to the Qld Reptile Expo.
As if we need to see any more snakes *snort*.
Anyway, it was really really good! The kids (and I) got to hold various snakes, both big and small and the strangest thing said during the day was...
"Mum, I'm just going to hold the crocodile"...
"Okay love, have fun".......
Who'd have thought!
There was an excellent show and display by a professional snake man, who thrilled us with his extremely dangerous (and big) snakes.
He talked about each one, and what to do in the event of a snakebite.
We didn't cuddle Mr Eastern Brown, Mr Coastal Tiapan or Mrs Death Adder, but we did make friends with some cuties below......
And it was a very surreal feeling to have a 6 foot python around my shoulders like a scarf !
The focus was on Education, Relocation and Conservation.
Educate ourselves to know what to do in the event of a snakebite, and how to lessen the risks.
Relocate a snake by having the snake catchers name and number on hand to come and remove the pesky snake..not all of them are out to get you.
Conservation....snakes are a part of our ecosystem and are here to stay.
Many make attractive pets, believe it or not.
I just need to walk down the back paddock, I'm sure I'd find one!