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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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April Workshop – “Reptile Myths & Legends”

April 4th, 2014 | Comments Off on April Workshop – “Reptile Myths & Legends” | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

How many of you have heard of the 49ft snake or the python that likes to sleep next to you so that it can “size” you up for dinner? In this workshop Scales & Tails’, Austin Earley, will be going over some of these myths and legends and let you know which ones are REAL and which ones are FAKE! We’ve got a couple of fun activities to show you how silly some of these ideas really are as well. This will be a lot of fun and we encourage you to bring some tall tales that you have heard to see if they are true or not!

Invite your friends, family and neighbors and lets have an awesome time!!

DATE: Wednesday, April 24rd
TIME: 6pm
PLACE: Scales and Tails Utah – 3584 S. 1950 W., #13, WVC, UT 84119
COST: $5/Adult and $3/child
FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS: FREE! (w/ RSVP)
Must RSVP as space is limited.  Send RSVP to rindy@scalesandtailsutah.com

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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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Scorpions Glowing in the Light – Black Light that is…

March 10th, 2010 | Comments Off on Scorpions Glowing in the Light – Black Light that is… | Posted in Scales And Tails

Scales and Tails entertainer Jeremy Westerman presented a great workshop on Scorpions last month.  We learned about different types of Scorpions, their habitats, how to search for them in the wild, and that they glow under a black light.  We got an up close and personal….sometimes too personal (in the mouth!) look at some scorpions and then we went on a hunt all over the shop trying to find some painted scorpions!  It was really fun and we have the pictures to prove it.  Take a look!

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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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