Reptile lovers, rejoice: Everything that skitters, slinks or slithers will be found under one roof today at Repticon. Lizards, snakes, turtles and an assortment of non-reptilian creepy-crawlies will be on display, and all the gear you’ll need to make them at home in your home will be available for purchase from a wide selection of vendors. For the reptile-curious who aren’t sure if they're ready to share their life with a gecko or python -- or maybe just aren’t sure how to get started -- there are plenty of seminars on the basics. Or you can just walk around and gawk at exotic animals.
“Think of it as a gun show with reptiles, basically,” says Jason Vander Waal, Repticon’s promotions coordinator. “You’re going to see a lot of reptiles you wouldn’t normally see in pet stores, the kind of animals you normally need to go to the zoo to see.”
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The show opens at 10 a.m. today and tomorrow at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 East Quincy Avenue in Aurora. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages five to twelve, and free for the little ones (but keep the really little ones away from the pythons). For more information, including a full schedule, and to buy tickets, visit www.repticon.com.
Sat., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2012