Creepy Reptiles Alive Visiting Falls Church Halloween Carnival

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Creepy” Reptiles Alive Visiting Falls Church Halloween Carnival

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Friday, October 30 from 6-8:30 the Falls Church Community Center will play host to the annual Halloween Carnival and feature “Creepy Reptiles Alive” shows at 6:15 with a second show at 7:15 pm.

This popular and family friendly event features all kinds of fun activities including a variety of carnival games, a moon bounce, crafts, a haunted house, candy, and of course, Reptiles Alive.

During each “Creepy Reptiles Alive” show, a variety of live snakes, toads, giant exotic roaches and other creatures will be presented by wildlife educator Rockin’ReptileRachel. She will dispel common myths and misconceptions about the animals, explaining why there is no need to fear them. After the show, audiences will have the opportunity to ask questions and safely pet a live boa constrictor or python. Each show is approximately 45 to 60 minutes including the hands-on animal encounters.

The first hour starting at 6 pm is suggested for infants through kindergarteners and the second hour is suggested for older kids in 1st through 5th grade.

An entrance fee of $2 per child is charged to ages 2 and older. The event is free for adults and children younger than 2.

The Falls Church Community Center is located at

223 Little Falls St.

Falls Church VA 22406

More information about the carnival is at

http://www.fallschurchva.gov/642/Halloween-Carnival

Since 1996, Reptiles Alive LLC continues to be the premiere live animal show for the Washington, D. C. area. Our colorful, exotic animals and the most fun and friendly wildlife educators make Reptiles Alive LLC your first choice for family entertainment. Our shows are perfect for schools, parties, and all kinds of special events.

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Article From Delmarva NoW.com

Reptiles invade Pocomoke for day of fun

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POCOMOKE CITY — A prehensile tailed skink hanging from its tail like a monkey, a fat, black and white Tegu lizard with a flicking forked tongue, and an amazon river turtle named “Podocnemis” were among the reptiles that held kids rapt at the Delmarva Discovery Center’s Reptile Festival.

Caroline Seitz, director of the Reptiles Alive animal show, made lessons about habitat and adaptation interesting with stories of tarantula-chomping and rotten fruit-slurping lizards.

“I liked the turtle,” said 10-year-old cub scout Wilson Davis, who was accompanied by his brother and fellow scout, 7-year-old Noah Davis.

“She really brings things to life,” said their mother and cub scout leader, Sandy Davis, after watching Seitz’s show. “She really interacts with the audience and the kids.”

While the presentation was aimed at younger audience members, Davis and other adults clearly enjoyed the show, which featured a dynamic Seitz handling several exotic species.

“You can’t do this with other lizards,” Seitz announced, letting a prehensile tailed skink wrap its tail around one of her hands as she pulled her other hand from the leather glove it clung to with its sharp claws. “Some people call them monkey skinks for this ability.”

As the skink hung from its tail, gripping the empty glove, she went on to explain how the lizard adapted to the forest canopy with its sharp claws and strong tail for climbing.

While the tengu and other reptiles in Seitz’s show are naturally rainforest natives, Reptiles Alive literature explained most of the animals in its shows were rescued as abandoned or confiscated pets.

Reaching out to those looking for an experience closer to home, the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas group was in attendance, signing people up to volunteer with its efforts to document species in the area.

As part of its conservation efforts, the group will establish a baseline for monitoring changes in the distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Maryland.

MARA’s statewide coordinator, Heather Cunningham, said the group is looking for MARA observers to report day-to-day with animals, as well as MARA surveyors to conduct more formal surveys of nearby blocks or quadrants.

“It’s not just common species found,” Cunningham said. “We’ve had volunteers find a number of rare and uncommon species, like the mountain earth snake.”

Visit the MARA website at www.marylandnature.org/mara for the latest information. Visitwww.meetup.com/marylandnature to join the Natural History Society of Maryland Meetup Group and help plan searches in your area.

A Visit to Richmond

On Tuesday morning, January 24,  we drove to Richmond to meet with other Virginia wildlife educators, zoo directors, animal rescues, wildlife veterinarians, and small business owners who will all be negatively impacted if Virginia Senate Bill No. 477 and/or House Bill No. 1242 are passed.  We also spent time meeting with senators and house members to let them know the unintended consequences that would happen if these bills were passed.

We learned a few things that would be helpful for anyone interested in helping us stop the passage of these poorly written bills:

1.  Write hand written letters to the Senators and House Members on the committees in charge of the bills. The letter should give reasons why the bill, if passed as is, will impact you personally.  A one page letter is best.  We were informed that emails are rarely, if ever read.  Also, form letters are often thrown out before being read.  Hand written letters, from a personal perspective, are the most likely to have impact on a representative.

A list of state Senators, including all contact information,  involved in the bill is at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+com+S01

The list of house members, including all contact information,  involved in the bill is athttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+sub+H01001

To find out who your Virginia representatives are, visit http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/main?openform

2.  Be kind, cooperative, and respectful when addressing your representatives, their aides or any office staff, whether in writing or in person. Keep the door open with the legislator so that he/she will continue to listen to you in the future.  The goal is to have the bill thrown out – but sending the bill “out for study” is good too.   We agree that people need protection from dangerous animals, but these bills, as they are written, will  not stop dangerous animals from being kept in unsafe conditions in Virginia, they will only put a stop to responsible animal ownership and education.

3.  Meet with committee members in person, especially if the member represents your district.Plan ahead.  Be ready to make your point in 3-5 minutes.  Bring a lots of copies of the bill itself and a one page list of bullet points that summarize your position against the bill that you can give to each representative or his/her aide.  Many of the representatives may not have read the bill or may not be fully aware of what it says.   Also, remember to dress properly:  business attire is best.

Reptiles Alive needs Your Help

Do you love seeing a professional, exciting, safe and fun live animal show at your school, library, scout meeting, party, or special event?  Are you in favor of inspiring children to care about wildlife and the environment?  How do you feel about small businesses providing jobs and income for families?

RIGHT NOW there is legislation, both passed and impending, causing negative impact professional wildlife educators, environmental education, small businesses and families.

This week, the US Fish & Wildlife Service passed a nonsensical ban on the interstate transport of Burmese pythons and 3 other snake species to protect Everglades National Park.  However, according to USFWS officials who created the ban:  “Although the ban should put a stop to additional pythons entering the country, officials say it will not solve the snake problem in the Everglades. We still have to look at improved management and removal to better protect our habitat.”

So a MAJOR piece of government regulation that will have overreaching negative impacts on families and small businesses across the United States will not even accomplish what it’s intended goal was!!!

Now, there is another looming piece of government regulation.

Proposed Virginia Senate Bill Number 477 will be a major blow to Virginia’s citizens.  Unintended consequences of this ill-conceived legislation will impact everyone from school children to the Virginia tourism industry.

Please take the time to read the bill and reach out to the Virginia Senators involved in this proposal.  Their names and contact information can be found at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+com+S01

You might also consider contacting your local newspaper, radio, or televisions stations to let them know how you feel about the proposed bill.

NEXT – The Reptiles Alive LLC Official Response to Proposed Senate Bill No. 477

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