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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!

Admission
$5/adult
$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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October Workshop – “Creepy Crawlers”

October 5th, 2013 | Comments Off on October Workshop – “Creepy Crawlers” | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

Does the world of creepy crawlers “creep” you out? Or are you completely fascinated by them? Either way, come on out to our October Kid’s workshop where we explore the critters that scurry and scuttle during the night! We are talking about spiders, scorpions and cockroaches! There will also be a black light scorpion hunt, so if you have your own black light, make sure to bring it!! (If not, we’ll have a few to share) This is a great Halloween Topic so you won’t want to miss it!

DATE: Wednesday, October 23rd
TIME: 6:30pm
PLACE: 3584 S. 1950 W., #13, WVC, UT 84119
COST: $5/child (3-12 yrs), $3/adults
REPTILE ROOKIES: FREE

RSVP as space is limited:
info@scalesandtailsutah.com or 801-577-7182
or here on Facebook.

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April Workshop – “Venom Night”

April 12th, 2013 | Comments Off on April Workshop – “Venom Night” | Posted in Events

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, April 17th @ 6:30pm
Cost: $5/child (parent’s free with paid child admission)
Reptile Rookies: Free
RSVP: rindy@scalesandtailsutah.com or on Facebook

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Thank you to all that attended Venom Night!

April 15th, 2009 | Comments Off on Thank you to all that attended Venom Night! | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

All of us at Scales and Tails Utah want to thank those of you who attended our “VENOM NIGHT” last week at Wheeler Farm.  It was a huge success!  We had almost 200 people in attendance. 

This was a very informative workshop, which is a just a little bit different than our normal monthly workshop.  We were able to have Shane Provstgaard, a local serpentologist, come and present information on what type of venomous animals we typically find right here in Utah. We also learned what to do if we come upon one.  The best practice is to turn around and walk away.  Leave it alone! 

We took a short break after his presentation so that everyone would have a chance to visit the VENOM booth. Jim Dix of the Utah Reptile Rescue brought in several rattle snakes, poisionous spiders, and scorpions for display.  It was really cool to see things like a rattle snake and a black widow up close and personal!!  We even got out the magnifiying glasses so we could get an even closer look.  It also gave everyone a change to try out a scorpion sucker!  Did you know you can eat scopions and it WON’T hurt you!?!

The second half of the night was presented by Brad Dahl of the Utah Poison Control Center.  He gave us a very detailed description of what happens and what do do if you do become invenomated.  We learned that the majority of rattlesnakes bites were typically obtained by young men in their late teens to early twenties….and who were usually inebriated.  Funny that…  🙂 

Brad and Shane both gave great presentations and we are very greatful that they agreed to come.  Thank you guys!  We also want to thank Jim Dix for bringing out his collection of venomous animals.  He has a special permit to keep them that we do not have so we were very thankful that he could come as well.  

Thanks again to everyone in attendance.  We hope you had a great time and that you learned something helpful about living in proximity to venomous animals!  See you next month!

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