Kindergarten snake encounter

Kindergarten students enjoy a visit from Pam Holz and Mama the snake.

Snakes can be an intimidating subject to some, but when you are taught correctly and eased into it, they can be pretty interesting little creatures.

            On Monday, March 19, Pam Holz from Washington County Conservation brought in interactive items for Mrs. Hart’s kindergarten class to learn all about snakes.  From an informational book, to strings that showed different sizes of snakes, as well as a snake egg and skeleton to freshly shed snakeskin, the kids were utterly fascinated.

            What they were most excited and anxious to see was the live snake that Holz had brought in for them to meet.  This snake is a female Fox snake named Mama since she has laid eggs in the past. They believe she is about seven or eight years old.

For the full story, please see this week's issue of the Keota Eagle.