Monday, July 7, 2008

Snakes Alive at Sprewell Bluff State Park

Have you ever wondered what kind of snakes live around middle Georgia? Are they all that bad? What purpose do they serve? At 5:00 pm, July 12, bring a picnic dinner and a blanket, and spread out on the cool grass as Southeastern Reptile Rescue presents “The Snakes of Georgia”. Lean about all our native snakes, including Copperheads, Rattlesnakes, and Cottonmouths. Jason Clark, the founder and main presenter for Southeastern Reptile Rescue, will bring the snakes out and explain the importance of snakes in a healthy ecosystem, as well as demonstrate that even the snakes with the worst reputations, are not inclined to bite a person.

This program is free to all attendees, but there is a $3.00 park pass fee upon entry to the park, that will be collected by the boat ramp parking area. The program will take place in the main parking area, in an open area of the park near the playground. After the program, the members of Southeastern Reptile Rescue will allow any visitors to pose for pictures with certain non-venomous snakes, including an 80 pound Burmese Python. Photo purchases will go toward Southeastern Reptile Rescue, a non-profit education and rescue organization.
For more information on this program, please call the Sprewell Bluff State Park Office at 706-646-6026, or stop by and talk to a ranger. For more information of Sprewell Bluff, or any other state park, check www.gastateparks.org.

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