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    Hi all,

    This was not the greatest week, but I was thinking maybe some of you folks may be able to help with this.

    Some may know I go to local school classes K-5th grade and show them some snakes, talk to them about them, basically education in a raw sence. Over the past two years doing this I have helped some kids and some parents get over their fear of snakes. Basically I take a couple of relaxed boas in, some balls, some king snakes, and my Blue beauty snake. The kids ask tons of questions, some get to hold their first snake and I try to teach them about local snakes, mostly the ones they should never touch. Besides the snakes I bring in three posters of the snakes they should never touch some of my smaller snake sheds and a 22 foot snake shed from an retic python. Problem is someone helped them self to this box and I need to replace these items. If anyone has them laying around, or knows where I can get them cheap I would appreciate it, and I know the kids will. I do this for fun and to share my love of snakes with the next generation of snake owners, so my budget is nill and out of pocket.

    I could use the following..

    Three posters (one of each snake)

    Northern Copperhead   ---Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen

    Eastern Massasauga    ---Sistrurus c. catenatus

    Timber Rattlesnake     ---Crotalus horridus

    Snake sheds. I would love to replace the 22 footer, but any sizes will be appreciated. With the smaller sheds I  give them out.

    Like I said it would be appreciated.
    My mailing addy is

    Steve Clark
    PO Box 408
    Youngsville, NY 12791

    Thanks
    Steve Clark


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    Re: Help is you can....

    I do the same thing around here... I like to cut up the shed of a larger boa and make bracelets for the kids... They seem to think it is neat...
    Eric aka....Red

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    • #3
      Re: Help is you can....

      Hi Red,

      That is a great idea.. Any tricks to how you make the bracelets. Always looking to add ways to make it more fun for the kids..

      Thanks
      Steve

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      • #4
        Re: Help is you can....

        No just cut pieces off in rings... Real easy I do it while I am there.... You probley could clear coat them and make them last longer... I know a lil' girl that has three from me... I have done 4 visits...
        That was the coolest thing I have thought of... I gave away rings once they where to fragil though... nobody has theres anymore...
        Eric aka....red

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        • #5
          Re: Help if you can....

          Hi Red,

          That is a cool idea, not to mention simple..LOL. One thing I did was come up with a game for them of snake trivia, real easy questions, general facts and the winner got one of the hatched snake eggs. Don't worry I always soak them a week before in a bleach soloution and let them air dry for the week. It hard to always have them on hand, the only egg layers I bred this year were two sets, the Blue beauty's and the grey banded kings. Alot of the kids have asked me to feed them in the class, but I think that might do more harm to the snakes name then anything. All I would need is for one kid to say "Poor mouse" and we step back..

          Thanks again for the idea.

          Best regards
          Steve

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            Re: Help if you can....

            Ya I do a Q and A part well that is most of it... I just go over the stuff they don't ask about afterwords... No problem.. A person very simaler to me and you came to my school when I was a kid and the rest is history...
            Eric aka....Red

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            • #7
              Re: Help if you can....

              Hey, steve. I have a whole drawer full of my snakes previous sheds. I'll have to talk to my fiancee about it, but I don't think that she'd have a problem with it. Plus I've been trying to get rid of them any how, but she won't let me just throw them away, but for a good cause, she might let me get them to you. The largest one is only 7 ft, but it's better then nothing. If you'd like them. I can probably get them to you.

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              • #8
                Re: Help if you can....

                hey steve, i've got 3 sheds that are about 3 feet long.  be happy to send them to you if interested.

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                • #9
                  Re: Help if you can....

                  Hey Steve, spoke to my fiancee, She said no problem. How do you want me to ship them to you?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Help if you can....

                    Hello eViL_KaRoT and Subluxations Kill

                    That would be so great. Next time I will be in thier classes is last week of May. I still can't find those posters, but the skins will help so much.. Me and the kids really appreciate them very much..

                    Thanks
                    Steve

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                    • #11
                      Re: Help if you can....

                      Hey, no problem. I'll ship them out ASAP!!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Help if you can....

                        same here steve. no problem. my suri is in blue right now and should shed by end of week, so i'll wait till then to send you the extra one.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Help if you can....

                          Thanks so much you two.. I will take some digital pics of the kids with the snakes and the skins and post them..

                          Thanks so much
                          Steve Clark

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