The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, July 1, 20107:00 pm

SPEAKER & TOPIC : Don Kaye started out as a hobbyist working in privately-owned, full-line pet stores, but he now works as a reptile breeder and animal educator.  He’s also handled the importing and exporting for a reptile wholesaler, assisted at an AZA-accredited zoo, and worked retailing herps on the east coast.  Don’s experience spans a variety of pursuits in the herp business, and his program tonight will focus on sharing the positives and negatives involving each of these different areas of the reptile field.  In addition to the talk, the following live snakes will be on display in the room, most of which are among the most venomous in the world – New Guinea taipan, leucistic cobra, sunset cobra, blizzard cobra, East African green mamba, West African green mamba, black mamba, rhinoceros viper, sharp- nosed viper, striped neotropical rattlesnake, northern Pacific rattlesnake, and a rare Boelen's python.  If he can round it up, he’ll also be bringing – maybe – a large ‘white surprise’ too!  This will be the largest, most impressive exhibition of venomous reptiles ever publicly displayed in Southwest Florida!

WHO'S INVITED ? You are! Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend, learn, and exchange their experiences with our friendly membership. Come out to meet others who keep, breed or study reptiles and amphibians, and let them share their fascination with you. We average 35 – 70 people attending every meeting.

Cookies and cold soda, a nightly raffle of live herps, herp products, and books follow each speaker's talk, and lots of herp camaraderie, gossip, and fun can be counted upon at all meetings !

For more info , call (239) 728-2390 or (239) 481-3525 or  EMAIL:   

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