Here we go again with those snakes! My daughter has looked forward to this day since last years event. I find it fascinating that a little 5-year old who has a phobia of bees loves snakes; go figure.
She's very excited to be holding a mole kingsnake in the photo below.
This was one of those interesting displays at the Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival last weekend. This particular display was set up by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). Each year they bring two or three snakes (non-poisonous) out for display and allow individuals to touch and handle them if they dare.
These are captive snakes and obviously accustomed to being handled, so don't try this at home!! HA HA!
Here she is holding a cornsnake.
I personally think it's great that she likes snakes. There're fascinating creatures. I've explained to her that these are tame, and NOT to ever approach a snake in the wild without an adult.
Now, if I could only cure her fear of bugs...
Click the thumbnail below to check out more camera critters.