Sunday, March 16, 2008

Snakes, snakes, everywhere!

Caleb went to the coolest birthday party this weekend. A friend in his class, Graham, invited him to his birthday party. Graham is facinated by reptiles. He loves any kind of snake, lizard, turtle, etc. Does this sound like someone else we know??? (Uncle KK) For Graham's birthday he had a reptile party. They actually had a guy from a reptile shop up close to Cincinnati come to the party with his reptiles and amphibians. It was so much fun for the kids! He had lizards, turtles, and snakes. As well as others like a baby alligator that was only about 6 inches long and then one that was 4 years old, a tarantula (weebie geebies), a giant millipede that was about 6 inches long, a Madagascar spitting cockroach that was about 3 inches long (more weebie geebies)! He had lots of different snakes, from baby ones, to 9 foot long pythons. The kids got to touch most of the reptiles. His friend Graham got to hold a lot of them and walk around to the kids, so they could see and touch them. The guy was really interactive with the kids and joked around alot with them. He was very informative, explaining what each animal eats, how big they get, why they are or aren't a good pet, and dispelling myths. Sorry my pictures aren't the best, I didn't bring my camera and got the shots from my cell phone. At the end of the demonstration, the kids got to go up front and hold a snake around their neck if they wanted. Caleb has a yellow python that is about 6 months old in the picture above.

Here is an African Boxturtle. They can grow to the size of a semi-truck tire. This one is 13 years old. Caleb is front and center in the red and gray shirt.

This was the 4 year old alligator.
Kevin, you would have loved it! This would have been the birthday party of your dreams!


dad said...

What a neat idea,What people can come up with

Kev said...

Wow! I would have crapped myself with excitement if Mom did this for me when I was a kid! Too cool!

The Hadfields said...

What a great idea!! Sophie would even love that!! :)

Kev said...

Wait a sec, is that in a church? Holy Roller Snake Worshipers?

Ben and Miranda said...

You are too funny! Yep, you have discovered our secret...we are training Caleb to be a snake handler with the Holy Rollers!