Science blogging

We here in the Animal Department are still learning the ropes of blogging but have come a long way already. This weekend I attended the 2nd annual NC Science Blogging Conference in the Research Triangle where I met some of the greats in the field of science blogging and learned a lot of new ideas that I hope to apply to our Animal Department Blog. Amazingly, people traveled from all over the US and Europe to attend the conference.Blogging isRead more

working with venomous snakes

Being a keeper employs a variety of tools; some of the most important ones are used in the husbandry of our two venomous snakes, the Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), and the Canebrake Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). We work entirely hands off with these two snakes, and have a very strict safety protocol. Two keepers always work together, and extra tools are near the door in case help is needed. The first of these tools is the radio (walkie-talkie) on our belt. BeforeRead more