Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Herpetologist Discusses Snake Safety on July 22

BISBEE, AZ – Local herpetologist Steve Reaves, former owner of the Tombstone Rattlesnake Exhibit, will be at the Copper Queen Library on July 22 at 5:30 p.m. to share information about “Snake Identification and Safety.”

Reaves has worked with reptiles for over 20 years and currently operates an invertebrate business that supplies venom to cancer researchers.

Topics will include making property less attractive to rattlesnakes, snake identification, rattlesnake behavior, venom effects, and the importance of snakes in maintaining ecological balance.

The presentation will include a display of live snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, and centipedes.

This program is sponsored by the City of Bisbee and the Friends of the Copper Queen Library and is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact the library at 432-4232.