Rockingham reptile talk: Stimson pythons Rex and Monty steal the show


Volunteer Pauline Whitehead with snake-handling children Griffin Davenport, Connor Morrison, Christian Wenman and Flynn Hulton. Picture: Jon Hewson        d463883
Volunteer Pauline Whitehead with snake-handling children Griffin Davenport, Connor Morrison, Christian Wenman and Flynn Hulton. Picture: Jon Hewson        d463883

REX and Monty were the slithery stars of the show at a reptile talk for children held at the Naragebup environment centre this week.

About 20 enthusiastic youngsters and their parents learnt about local and interstate reptiles from volunteer educator Pauline Whitehead.

The local Stimson pythons were among a plethora of reptiles including several bobtail lizards and a bearded dragon.

There was also a frustrated Fred the tree frog who was trying valiantly to get a worm off his back before he got some help from the participants.

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Ms Whitehead said the children got to handle the reptiles and were interested in what they ate and where they lived.

There will be more reptile talks on the next two Tuesdays, January 17 and 24. For further details and bookings, call 0435 090 282.

She said the centre was only currently open on weekends and was looking for more volunteers so it could open six days a week.