Reptiles are taking over the Museum of Nature! The newest special exhibit is all about these cold-blooded animals. There are turtles and tortoises, snakes and lizards! My favourite are the tortoises... there's something so calming about watching them move slowly around, munching on grass.
The idea of owning a snake - or any reptile for that matter - doesn't make me feel warm and fuzzy but her love for the creatures was obvious, and I can't deny that they're pretty cool.
|Pueblan milk snake.|
The colouring, the adaptations.. all cool, but I would use the word "creepy" to describe this guy. I watched the American Alligator for a while and he hardly moved, but I'm sure I'd be dinner if I got too close.
Lots of live animals are on display but the amount of information is staggering. And it's not just about reading. There's a big turtle shell kids can climb on, a button you can push to see how the jaw of a snake words, another that allows you to milk a snake, and zoetropes you can spin to see how different reptiles move. Lots to learn about reptiles.
|Green tree python.|
|Western diamondback rattlensake.|