Kids get up close to scaly critters
Australind Library had a visit from from slithering and scaly library users on Wednesday as part of Harvey Shire Council’s school holiday program.
Cass Rowles from Roaming Reptiles Education brought in George the bobtail lizard, Wilma the woma and Ferdinand the frilled-neck lizard to give the children an up-close encounter and education session.
She spent an hour teaching her audience of children, parents and grandparents about the reptiles.
Children were allowed to pat the creatures and some brave volunteers were even allowed to hold the lizards or wear the snake around their shoulders.
While some of the parents looked a little pale, the children were in safe and qualified hands throughout the presentation.
A biologist, teacher and science communicator, Ms Rowles has worked with animals for more than 20 years, more specifically with reptiles for the past 15 years.
Ms Rowles also produced and performed a solo snake show at the Perth Fringe Festival last year.
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