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Youths learn about region's reptiles, amphibians at Alameda Park

Visitors to Alameda Park Thursday evening got the chance to learn about the reptiles and amphibians of Pennsylvania, see how they eat and move and even picked them up.

While some children were at first apprehensive to approach the creatures, by the end of the night nearly everyone in attendance got to hold a snake.

Environmental educator April Claus has captured many reptiles and amphibians in her years of studies, and been presenting them at Alameda Park for more than 15 years.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about these animals,” Claus said. “I try to get people to not be afraid of them and just show them how to interact.”

Read more in Friday's Butler Eagle.

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