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Our guest was the illustrious Brian Aucone, animal management director for the Oklahoma City Zoo. He talked to us about reptiles in honor of Reptile Awareness Day, which is Oct. 11. That’s him there, holding a Chuckwalla lizard.
He lets us in on a bunch of reptile secrets – turtle shells are like finger nails, black mambas are soft and pythons and children might not be a good mix.
This month happens to be Squirrel Awareness Month, so we discussed some ways to attract squirrels to your yard.
- Attract birds. If you hang bird seed, birds will come, and squirrels will be right behind, ready to mooch.
- Make a squirrel feeder. Pound a nail through a board and put a corn cob on the nail.
- Put out water. Hang one near the feeder.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll