Leaping Lizards: Herpetology Club to Welcome Animal Visitors for National Reptile Awareness Day Event
University of Findlay’s Davis Street Building lobby will host some unusual guests on Monday, Oct. 21. In recognition of National Reptile Awareness Day, Arrowhead Reptile Rescue, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be presenting some of its “educational animals” from noon to 3 p.m. The event, organized by UF Herpetology Club, will be open to the public.
Visitors will be encouraged to hold and touch the reptiles in order to learn more about them. Arrowhead volunteers will answer any questions people may have about the animals.
In past years, the rescue center has brought species such as a Chinese water dragon, red-footed tortoise, Burmese python, blue-tongued skinks, corn snakes, and a bearded dragon. It’s tegu, a lizard species native to Central and South America that is known for its large size, has been a crowd favorite.
The Herpetology Club’s 2018 event drew over 200 attendees.
“We are excited to hold the event again this year, and hopefully for many years to come,” said club President Alise Mitchell.