WORLD SNAKE DAY(16 July)
The snake is one of the oldest mythological characters and has been revered by civilizations the world over. There are about 3,458 species of snakes known so far, ranging from the semi-frozen tundra of northern Canada to the steamy jungles of the equator and most of the world’s oceans. Snakes are highly effective predators and play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature in each of these realms.
World Snake Day was created to help people learn more about these animals and how much they contribute to the world as we know it.Here are some interesting facts to help you do that:
1. Where do snakes live?
Snakes are found in every continent except Antarctica in the sea, forests, deserts, prairies, and even your backyard or garage.
2. What do snakes eat?
Snakes consume many different animals including insects small rodents and frogs. Snakes eat their prey whole because their lower jaw can separate from the upper jaw. Very large snakes can even eat small deer, pigs, monkeys, and even primates.
3. How do snakes behave?
Snakes rely on the environment to regulate their body temperature. They spend as long in the warm sun as they need to in order to get warm, and when they become too warm, they find shade to cool off. They are generally not aggressive unless they are hunting or feel like they need to defend themselves. They shed their skin three to six times a year.
4. How do they defend themselves?
Snakes use a variety of techniques defend themselves, including camouflage, biting and envenoming those they feel are threatening them. Sometimes they simply curl up in a tight ball to hopefully avoid being seen.
5. Why are some snakes endangered?
Fortunately, snakes are not widely hunted, but their numbers are still declining due to deforestation and climate change causing the deterioration of their habitats and a declining amount of available prey.
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Announcing the 9th Annual WESTERN CANADIAN REPTILE EXPO Saturday August 25th, and August 26th 2018 at the Sheraton (Capri) Hotel and Conference Centre in Red Deer Alberta! Have you attended the last few years? We are going to make the 2018 show even better
Western Canada's largest Reptile Expo will bring some of the biggest vendors and tons of reptile breeders and suppliers from across Canada to Red Deer. Reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates as well as all the supplies you could ever think of will be on display and for sale as well. We also hope to have some special guests on hand and do have some confirmed vendors coming from Europe as well!
We are looking to make the Western Canadian Reptile Expo the premier reptile show in Western Canada each year The contracts have been signed and we are here to stay. "After the success of our last 8 shows, we were blown away by the quality vendors and the interest generated by the public at the show and how much it had grown each year," promoter Greg West said. "We now have plans to revamp certain aspects of the previous show and make it even better in the years to come.
WESTERN CANADIAN REPTILE EXPO 2017
Saturday August 25th 2018 to Sunday August 26th 2018
Sheraton (Capri) Hotel and Conference Centre
3310 50 Ave
Red Deer, Alberta
Admission: $10.00 Each or $25.00 for a family of 4.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to target attendees from Central Alberta, Edmonton, AND Calgary!
If interested in vending or in sponsorship information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can send you out our information package.