Reptile and Amphibian Day


Lizards, Turtles, and Snakes… OH MY!

On Sunday, June 28th, the New Mexico Herpetological society joined us at Coronado Historic Site to share some native reptiles and amphibians. Their president Scott told us about many common species, and he brought his pets as well, which included a bull snake, many types of lizards, turtles, and frogs! Scott was joined by other helpers who brought dozens of creatures including a Gila Monster. A representative from a pharmaceutical company explained to us how the Gila Monster venom was being used to treat certain types of diabetes and Alzheimer’s’ disease. All of the visitors that were on site had the opportunity to hold the snakes and lizards, some people were more excited than the others! They also brought a very friendly parrot named Toby, who particularly liked to sit on peoples heads. The Herpetological Society did a fantastic job, and hopefully we can make this an annual event!

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