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Snakes as Pets Invade Midwest City Library

Some animals you can take home as pets without much instruction first, but snakes are different.  You need to know what you’re doing even with a non-venomous snake.

That’s why the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, is presenting “An Introduction to Keeping Snakes as Pets” on Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 10am to noon.  Join Larry Daniel, president of the Oklahoma City Herpetological Society as he talks to adults who may not feel entirely comfortable with the idea of having a snake in the house.

“I don’t think anyone would ever let a snake roam freely about the house,” said librarian Suzette Felton, “but even when they’re kept in aquariums or cages, snakes can make a lot of people antsy.  Larry will be here to lessen some of that discomfort by sharing expert information.”

Discussion will be centered on the basic information necessary to successfully keep snakes as pets.  It specifically targets those individuals who have never kept a snake before.  Daniel will talk about the research necessary prior to obtaining a snake, and the proper caging and care requirements.  A handout will be provided and examples of cages will be on display.  Also, several species of snakes will be exhibited.   

Registration is required at the Information Desk, or call 405-732-4828 for more information or to register over the phone.

“An Introduction to Keeping Snakes as Pets” is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma City Herpetological Society.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.