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Gordon students get up-close look at reptiles

June 4, 2013 · 4:45 PM
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Scott Peterson shows off a snapping turtle to the students of Gordon Elementary June 4 in the Multipurpose Room during a school assembly. / Kipp Robertson/ Kingston Community News

KINGSTON — It was a mix of education and thrills June 4 when The Reptile Man came to visit Gordon Elementary.

Scott Petersen (The Reptile Man) showed off a portion of his reptile collection in the afternoon. Petersen operates The Reptile Zoo and Living Museum in Monroe, 22715 State Route 2.

A second presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. for students and their families in Gordon Elementary. Tickets are $2 per person for the evening show.

Included in his collection was a snapping turtle, Gila monster, boa constrictor, Burmese Python, and an alligator named Lucy.

Rachel Osborn, Gordon's principal, said the assembly included lessons on reptiles "with shock value."

 


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