Posted by Katherine Brookbank cox on May 05, 2001 at 23:47:03:
Hello, just wanted to express our gratitude for a great reptile exhibit by Joe Rigdon at Sabal Palm Audubon Sancutary's Family Nature Festival. About 450 people attended, and lots of kids were thrilled to touch/hold joe's snake. I know it is stressful to get your pets out into exhibits like this, but I must tell you that I was so impressed to see so many childen uninhibited -- which I think was in great part to how Joe handled his snakes and the children -- we have some great pictures I'll email to Joe. Maybe if I had been encouraged in that way I wouldn't be afraid of reptiles (I've had all those horrible Fruedian nightmares over my life time). Thank you so much to Joe and his snakes for spending the whole day with us -- much appreciation.