West Oaks Branch Library in Ocoee offered children an exciting opportunity June 24, to meet a professional animal caretaker and his host of live animals.
Brandon Fisher from Gatorland led the program and introduced attendees to a tarantula, scorpion, python and two alligators. He gave the children tips for staying safe around Florida’s arachnids and reptiles, and he taught them about environmental issues such as invasive species in the Everglades.
Throughout the summer, children can earn prizes by attending numerous programs at West Oaks Library. For a schedule of programs, go to ocls.info/Programs.