About a month ago, the girls and I all went to Kearns Library when Scales and Tails was there doing a presentation. We were able to see the different reptiles they brought.
|Flapjack is a pancake tortoise. He has a soft shell because he is a rockclimbing tortoise. He climbs between rocks, then puffs out his chest so predators can't pull him out. He lives in Africa.|
|Gordon, a Cuban iguana, gets up to 5 feet long and weighs 30 pounds when full grown. He can hold his breath for 30 minutes. He eats fruits and veggies. He isn't a good pet...he lives 25-30 years, bites hard, eats A LOT, and has sharp claws.|
|This is Tweedle Dum. He is a gopher snake. They live in holes and are nonvenomous. They use mimicry (they look like rattlesnakes.) There are 30 species of snake in Utah. 7 of these species are venomous.|
|Jungle is a Python from Australia. He lives in trees. He eats birds by constricting them, then opening his mouth and swallowing his prey whole.|
|I suspect the girls had almost as much fun playing tag in the grass afterward as they did learning about these reptiles. They could have touched some of them after the presentation, but they didn't want to wait in line.|