Jaws, Claws and more presented at Manila and Leachville libraries

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Josh Justice shows a black headed python

Jaws, Claws and More, a program on reptiles, was presented at the Manila and Leachville Libraries on Monday, July 8, as part of the summer reading program, Dig into Reading.

Josh Justice with the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth offered an exciting program with his reptiles.

Young people at the libraries had fun but also learned about the different reptiles habitat, food, habits, lifespan and more. They got a look at nature up close as they saw the black-headed python, Albino Burmese python, Argentinean black and white Tegu, Cane Toad, dwarf Caiman, legless lizard and the Sulcata Tortoise (with a lifespan of 200 years).

A black and white Tegu

Justice answered questions the young people had about the different reptiles.

The NHECM was established in 2005 in an effort to educate audiences about the natural world and give people the opportunity to view these animals up close. They offer a variety of programs including Birds of Prey, Rainforest Animals, Exotic and Invasives, Desert Animals, Creatures of the Night, and Weird and Unusual.

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