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Snakes Alive!


The Malone University College of Theology. Arts, and Sciences – Department of Natural Sciences will present the second annual Snakes Alive! reptile show Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Timken Science Hall.

Cost is $5 per person, with a family cap of $20. Proceeds will benefit the Malone Pioneer men's soccer team and Alchemy Acres animal sanctuary. This year’s show will feature the department’s two newest beauties: reticulated pythons measuring in at more than 20 feet each, and who recently made news when rescued by the University.  

Snakes Alive! is a reptile extravaganza, featuring one of the largest collections currently maintained in academic collections with hundreds of boas, pythons, monitor lizards, iguanas, crocodilians, and other reptiles.  The show will include a spectacular crocodilian skull and live alligator exhibit, along with the popularly featured flashlight tours of several of the University’s serpentariums. The show will feature some pythons measuring more than 20 feet long, and will have plenty of hands-on experiences and photograph opportunities as well.  Chris Carmichael, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and director of the zoo & wildlife biology program at Malone University will be joined by other guest speakers discussing the various aspects of the natural history, ecology, behavior, physiology, and conservation of reptiles.  The event is a fundraiser for the Malone Pioneer men's soccer program with some of the proceeds also going to Alchemy Acres, a no-kill animal rescue organization. Qualified staff will be on hand to answer questions and make this a very enjoyable experience.  For more information, contact Sherry Lautzenhiser at 330-471-8178.

View a video from 2010's reptile show here...