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Venom Day – May 2nd, 2015

April 22nd, 2015 | Comments Off on Venom Day – May 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

Scales and tails Utah will be hosting a Venom Day on Saturday May 2nd from 10-4pm with scheduled short presentations at specific times by local experts.

Topic will be:
– Venomous and poisonous animals,
– Utah laws and regulations,
– Misconceptions,
– Venom protocols,
– Bite/sting first aid, safety, etc.

Short presentations will be given by:
Rob Clark of Venitox Laboratories 10:00AM
Brad Dahl of Utah Poison Control 11:00AM
Dave Jensen of Wasatch Reptile Removal on Rattlesnake removal
Jeremy Westerman of Scales & Tails Utah on scorpions, spiders, hymenopterans, and Gila monsters
BTG on Antivenin production
Bryan Hamilton Wildlife Biologist great Basin National Park, rattlesnakes
and more!

This will be held for the general public and will be a FAMILY FRIENDLY event!

$3/child (3-12 years), 2 and under free

Includes regular admission to our Saturday Safari the same day to see the rest of our animals.

Educational Displays Provided by:
Division of Wildlife
Scales and tails Utah
Amplified Amphibians (Poison dart frogs)

Location 3584 S. 1950 W., #13, West Valley City, UT 84119 (Salt lake city)

*Info subject to change*

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May Workshop – “Venom Night!”

May 7th, 2014 | Comments Off on May Workshop – “Venom Night!” | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

Spring is here is that means the Rattlesnakes are waking up too! Come learn about rattlesnakes and other venomous creatures found here in Utah! We will will also go over how to stay safe while hiking and playing in the mountains right outside our back door. Disclaimer: there will be no live rattlesnakes at this presentation only replicas.

Date: Wednesday, May 21st @ 6:00pm

Place: 3584 S. 1950 W., #13, WVC, UT 84119
Cost: $5/adult, $3/child (3-12yrs)
Reptile Rookies & Family Memberships: Free
RSVP: rindy@scalesandtailsutah.com, 801-577-7182, or on Facebook

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How do YOU catch lizards??

November 20th, 2009 | Comments Off on How do YOU catch lizards?? | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

November’s public workshop was so cool!  One of Scales & Tail’s entertainers, Jeremy Westerman, came and taught us all about finding cool things in the wild, like skulls, skins, bugs, and reptiles!  We talked about how sometimes its ok to take things we find out in the wilderness home and other times it is better to leave what we find, right where we found it.  Jeremy reminded us to take a camera with us so that if we find something cool that we can’t take home (because it is prohibited by law or because it just might not make a good pet) that we can still take a picture of it to remember it later!  Afterwards we had to practice researching about cool stuff we find in the wild and then we learned how to catch lizards using a 50 cent dowel and some dental floss!  It was a great night and I’m looking forward to next month already!  I hear it will be on Crodillians…

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