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News :: Children learn of snakes; brave ones let it slither through their sleeves
· 10:38am February 11th, 2013
The Benton County Conservation Department is now hosting a traveling snake display that is sponsored by the Iowa Association of Naturalists. Many area students have already visited the Nature Center to see the display -- and to get up close and personal with an exceptionally friendly fox snake.
Several brave first-grade students allowed the snake to wrap itself around them or even slither through their sleeves.
Conservation Director Matt Purdy said the Nature Center will soon have special night and weekend hours in the future to let the public also enjoy this display.
Tilford first grade students visited display on Friday; other classes plan visits next this coming week. Naturalist Karen Phelps met with the students and helped them handle the snake.
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