Bring Your Family and Friends to the Fire Station!
As a firefighter, you never know what situations you might be called to. While many people think of firefighters rescuing cats from trees, some firefighters in California got a big surprise last year when they had to rescue Mona, a 9-foot boa constrictor who had escaped from her owner and got stuck up in a tree. Luckily, the firefighters knew what to do. Would you?
A Reptile Show at Your Fire Station
This fall, New England Reptile Shows is offering an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family. Bring your kids and friends to the fire station to see one of our amazing shows.
A Fun Way to Learn
During the show, we promote the safe handling of reptiles and other exotic creatures in emergency situations. We’ll show you what to do when you have to respond to a call at a home or pet store where there are reptiles in need of rescue. We’ll show you how to handle them safely and confidently—from a small garter snake to a 10-foot python!
You’ll learn proper holding techniques, including what to do and what NOT to do when picking up snakes and other reptiles. You’ll learn about the different temperaments of various types of reptiles, as well as some fascinating facts like:
- Why you should NEVER grab an iguana by the tail
- Why you shouldn’t hold a 6-foot long boa constrictor by yourself
- How frightened reptiles will defend themselves
- What to do if a snake starts traveling down your pants—or someplace you don’t want it to go!
Here’s a tip: Iguanas defend themselves by dropping their tails when threatened by a predator. It will drop the tail so it can get away, and a new tail will be regenerated, especially if the iguana is young. It also causes a great deal of stress for the iguana.
So if you pick up an iguana by the tail, you’ll likely leave the pet store with only its tail flopping in your hands. Not what you want. That’s why our shows will teach you the right way to hold an iguana so you can rescue it safely.
This is one of many interesting things you’ll learn from our shows. Just imagine—knowing what to watch for, and knowing how best to behave around these animals will give you an edge should you be called to an emergency involving these amazing creatures.
At New England Reptile Shows, we specialize in a variety of exotic creatures including:
- Garter, albino and king snakes
- Red tail and rainbow boas
- Green iguana
- Bearded dragons
- Russian tortoise
- Rose-haired tarantula
- A 10 foot long Burmese python!
New England Reptile Shows is dedicated to educating people about these often misunderstood creatures. Our shows are entertaining and safe for all ages. Book a show with us today, you’ll get a crash course on how to rescue these exotic creatures, and you’ll have fun at the same time!