SLIPPERY ROCK Snakes, turtles presentation set at environmental center
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Discover what is it like to be a "cold blooded killer" as Vance Dunbar, a waterways conservation officer with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, exposes the secret life of several common snakes and turtles.
His presentation will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Jennings Environmental Education Center.
Although often perceived as treacherous and intimidating, most of Pennsylvania's reptiles stealthily stalk small insects, fish and mammals and pose little threat to people, according to center officials.
Numerous live snakes, both venomous and nonvenomous, and snapping turtles will accompany Dunbar to demonstrate their unique features and habits.
A scary thought
For many, the thought of reptiles like the timber rattlesnake and snapping turtle bring goosebumps. This often stems from many common misconceptions that Dunbar will reveal while he explores the biology, habitat and status of snakes and turtles in Pennsylvania.
Jennings is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and on weekends as scheduled. The trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset for hiking and other environmentally related activities.