Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog

Fear or Ignorance: Learning to Respect Snakes [Student Blog]

During my rehabilitation externship at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, I learned that people struggle to understand and connect with snakes, a reptile commonly seen in our state. As an extern, I worked hands-on with non-releasable education snakes as well as patient snakes, which undergo rehabilitation with the intent of being returned to the wild. Working with snakes made me realize that, even I -- an animal lover -- initially struggled to warm up to these cold-blooded creatures.

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