Christie and I just returned from the Houston Repticon show. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised with the whole event. Visitors entered the show through a giant inflatable snake's mouth. After picking up our Zoo Med goody bags and entering the raffle, we were treated to all the usual reptile show fare: snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and arachnids of all kinds. Plus we saw a beautiful yellow Canary Island chondro (green tree python), Guyanan wood turtles with their squiggly-orange-marked heads, some cool new reptile art and a really nice venomous display full of cobras and rattlesnakes.
Our favorite part of the show was something that we don't usually see: a couple of live snake presentations by Thomas Davis of Barmolly's Place and Clint Pustejovsky of Texas Snakes & More. Both of these guys put on some great hands-on shows for kids and adults alike. There are other shows on the lineup featuring turtles, lizards and arachnids.
The show is going on tomorrow, too (Sunday, 2/20/11), so if you're in the Houston area, you should check it out. Not in Houston? Check out their site for upcoming shows all over the eastern half of the U.S.
It was a really fun show and we can't wait for the next one. Finally, I want to say thanks to Thomas and Clint for talking shop with us today. Hope to see you guys again soon.