The Serpentarium - St. Cloud, Florida

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:53 AM

 CHSF took a trip to the Serpentarium in St. Cloud.  We always drive past the Serpentarium, had never been, always wondered what magnificent creatures resided there, and we got the opportunity this week to experience reptiles in a new light.  The boys just started their studies on reptiles, learning about snakes.  This was perfect timing.  

As we entered we saw these slithery creatures, sticking out their tongues at us.  Once inside the darkened hallways of the Serpentarium I heard lots of, "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Oh my goodness, you have got to see this!"  And no I really did not want to see "this" but I did.  I witnessed a python eating a rabbit, a whole rabbit.  Crazy. 

 We learned also about accidental bites, such as the loss of a finger, and also many venomous bites that the snake handlers have experienced.  Not really my cup of tea. 

 We also got to watch the snake handlers milk the snakes for venom.  It was exciting and scary for the handlers.  Thankfully there are glass windows to protect us from venomous snakes, because they did drop an albino cobra.  Yes, dropped it.  Insanity! 


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