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‘Unhuggable’ animals welcomed at summer reading program


K.C. Rudy with "Lemony" the Lemon Python.

Animals from around the world visited Henrietta Wednesday, June 20, for the Edwards Public Library 2012 Texas Summer Reading Club “Get a Clue….at the Library” for a presentation of “Unhuggable.” 

Wildlife on the Move and K.C. Rudy, exotic animal expert, showed various creatures to those present.  Rudy showed a globe of where each “unhuggable” animal lives:  From the Americas, a Chilean Rosehair tarantula; from Mexico, a Black Desert King snake; from Africa, a Leopard Tortoise, a Savannah Monitor, a Pygmy Hedgehog and a Lemon Python. 

Rudy would explain where each animal came from, how they survived and what they would do if attacked.  He also asked volunteers to assist him with some of the animals he presented.  At the end of the performance, Rudy allowed anyone who wanted to touch “Lemony” the Lemon Python. The most important thing Rudy emphasized was, “If you see any animal that you do not know, you should always leave it alone.” 

There were as a total of 100 children and 31 adults at the performance. 

There will not be a program on Wednesday, July 4, because the library will be closed for the holiday.  The last day to login reading time will be on Friday, July 6, by 5 p.m. with no exceptions.


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