The Jackson County Public Library will host herpetologist Ron Cromer for a return of his Snakes Alive program for all ages on Friday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m.
The hour-long program includes both an educational presentation and slideshow and a hands-on session for those who choose to participate. His traveling companions and guests for the program are approximately two dozen snakes and lizards. Cromer, who lives in High Point, is a trained herpetologist who lectures to school and community groups fulltime. His Snakes Alive presentation dispels common myths associated with snakes. He also discusses pattern identification, provides an overview of a snake’s anatomy and characteristics.
The “hands-on” session is an opportunity to hold and pet approximately two dozen tamed snakes. This session concludes with a finale of a giant python available for holding and petting. A “snake-free” zone will be provided for those who do not want to participate in the petting session.