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Bill Boesenberg, The NJ Crocodile Hunter...

Aug 15, 2015 by


In 2016 Snakes-N-Scales turns 20! This and other articles that will appear over the course of the next year will highlight our roots, our people, our animals and our history. All of which we are very proud! The “NJ Crocodile Hunter” moniker was not one Bill gave to himself, rather it was bestowed upon him by Thomas E. Franklin of the The Record newspaper in 2005. This occurred due to Franklin encountering Bill on at least 2 separate occasions.  The first was when Bill was called to New Milford NJ to help the local law enforcement people with an illegal Spectacled Caiman that had to be removed from the house. The second meeting was when Bill was doing a show in Ridgewood for a group of children. NJ Crocodile Hunter Rescue The comparison with...

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Weird Animals Party

Aug 1, 2015 by


Our Weird Animals Party grows out of an idea that we have many animals that are seen by very few people because they fit into small or obscure niches in our shows. It also grows out of doing our Anti-Bullying Assemblies, where we teach that odd isn’t bad, just different, and different can be fun!  What’s weird about any animal depends, to great extent, on what you’re used to. If what you see mostly is green, and then there is something red, red is weird. So our purpose here is show a few of the oddities of different groups, describe why they’re unusual and discuss how they manage in their weirdness! Weird Animals Party Possible Participants   Lizards have legs and snakes don’t. Well, nearly so. There are no snakes with legs but a fair number of...

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The Land That Time Forgot- Chapter 1...

Jun 16, 2015 by


 Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land That Time Forgot- Chapter 1 It must have been a little after three o’clock in the afternoon that it happened—the afternoon of June 3rd, 1916. It seems incredible that all that I have passed through—all those weird and terrifying experiences—should have been encompassed within so short a span as three brief months. Rather might I have experienced a cosmic cycle, with all its changes and evolutions for that which I have seen with my own eyes in this brief interval of time – things that no other mortal eye had seen before, glimpses of a world past, a world dead, a world so long dead that even in the lowest Cambrian stratum no trace of it remains. Fused with the melting inner crust, it has passed forever beyond the...

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Sharks and Whales School Assembly...

May 26, 2015 by


Sovereigns of the Seas! Sovereigns of the Seas is our combination Sharks and Whales School Assembly that looks at both of these awesome and threatened groups of animals. On the “surface” this is a show of opposites: the sharks are fish and the whales are mammals; the sharks are generally loners and the whales live in groups, the sharks have been swimming in the oceans of the world since well before Dinosaurs walked on land and the whales came along well after. But as we look deeper, we find much more in common between them. New research is showing that some sharks species communicate with sound, like whales; some sharks protect their young, like whales and both groups will often cooperate to catch food. And of course sharks and whales also have the same major enemy,...

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Poisonous And Venomous Animals School Assembly...

May 25, 2015 by


In our Poisonous And Venomous Animals School Assembly you will find animals that rarely share a stage together, from spiders to fish to giant lizards! The words, “Poisonous and Venomous,” are often confused and used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same. They are different enough in fact, so that one could be considered a adequate defense and the other an extremely effective offense. Poison, usually chemicals that maybe harmful if swallowed, acts as a deterrent to being eaten. These could be considered passive weapons that are only useful if the poisonous animal is attacked and then the attacker has to be susceptible to the poison. Venom, however is the nuclear weapon of the animal world! It can make a 10 pound rattlesnake the equal of a 1,000 pound horse, turn a sleepy cobra into the...

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