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NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

The NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields Program offers an unrivaled number of local creatures to choose from while still staying on the topic of pollution reduction. We will bring 7 of these 15! live animals and artifacts of two others that live in our collective backyards. All of these animals are never available at the same time, but we would be happy to have you pick a few of what is most appropriate to your specific area. And remember, most of these animals are rescued from people that had them as pets, so you are doing a good deed just by booking the show.

We present these shows, in part, to familiarize children with animals they will see in their yards and parks,  to discourage the kids from taking these wonderful animals out of their environments and to show what harm pollution can do to the species as a whole and to the individual animal.

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

We present these shows, in part, to familiarize children with animals they will see in their yards and parks,  to discourage the kids from taking these wonderful animals out of their environments and to show what harm pollution can do to the species as a whole and to the individual animal.

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Frogs are especially susceptible to pollution because they absorb toxins directly through their skin.

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These are small to medium sized turtles that eat a huge variety of plant and animal matter, including, unfortunately, garbage.

The Painted and Spotted Turtles were once common all across both NJ and NY. The Painted Turtle can still be found pretty easily but the Spotted turtle is more rare. Part of the reason the Spotted Turtle is rarer is the Red-Eared Slider, (below) a turtle brought in from the southern US that has out competed the Spotted Turtle.

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These two turtles add insult to injury as they are both alien species, introduced into our area. So the resources that the native species need, now depleted and polluted, are divided even more amongst animals that shouldn’t even be using them!

Though not originally from NJ and NY we include the Slider since it can commonly be seen in many places of both states now. The Spiny Softshelled Turtle is another species introduced into southern NJ with an interest in making soup of them, but that idea never took off.

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

Once common everywhere in this area, the Eastern Box Turtle suffers under the physical destruction brought by cars and house building AND the chemical problems of being near roadsides where exhaust is at it’s highest. the Snapping Turtle is a voracious eater but unable to learn what fish bait and tackle isn’t something they should eat. They become fouled by lines and eat hooks, bobbins and lead weights, sometimes several dozen of each!

Often called a tortoise because it walks on land, the Box Turtle is always a favorite, whereas the Snapping Turtle inspires fear. This is in spite of the fact that people are almost never bitten by snappers. NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields Assemblies can help with your turtle and snake field identification.

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

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The Red-Bellied Cooter and Geographer Map Turtles are little known by most people who do not live close to the Delaware River. NJ-NY Snakes-N-Turtles School Assemblies offers you chance to see the rarer local animals that you may never see even if you were in their specific habitats.

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

The Diamondback terrapin is often called a “sea turtle,” and though it does live off the coast it isn’t a true sea turtle. It has feet and claws not flippers and it can cover a large area on land when it needs to.

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The Black Rat Snake is a climber and investigator of human possessions where small animals may hide. This bring them into contact with uncared for deer nets, oil cans, lawn furniture, insecticides and fertilizers. Suddenly what was just forgotten about stuff in a shed becomes hazardous litter, because it has no purpose.

The 2 biggest non-venomous snakes in our area, the Black Rat Snake and the Northern Pine Snake. The Pine Snake is a threatened species in some areas. The Black Rat Snake is known for getting into places where it isn’t welcome, like attics, cellars, bird houses, and even dog houses!

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

The most popular pet snake in the US is the Corn Snake, but the Corn is an endangered species in one state of  NJ-NY Snakes-N-Turtles; NJ, and is long extinct in the other; NY. Wild Corns Snakes may not be kept without a special permit, which Snakes-N-Scales has.

The Chain Kingsnake is another popular pet snake, but again, always acquire captive raised animals. These kings will eat other snakes including Copperheads and small rattlers.

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

In the interests of honesty, this photo is of a Western Hognose Snake which does not live in the NJ-NY Snakes-N-Turtles range at all. The Eastern Hognose Snake does but it is difficult to keep due to it’s necessary diet of toads. The Western Hognose is similar in all but markings and diet. These snakes are very appealing in their look and character and just too fun not to have! Therefore we will bring a Western Hognose and not worry to much about the differences.

So there you have it! A show about the locals that, once again, only Snakes-N-Scales can offer.

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PRICES FOR NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields School Assemblies

NORTH NJ (201,973,908,)                                                      $350
CENTRAL NJ & SI (732, 609, 856, 718 Excluding So NJ)     $375
SOUTH NY (845, 914, 516, 631)                                           $375
NYC (212, 718, 917, 646, 347)                                             $450
No. PA (Delaware Valley),                                                    $375
CT (203)                                                             $375
PHILLY & SOUTH NJ (Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland) $400

NJ Clean Communities in Our Yards, Woods and Fields

Book NJ-NY Snakes-N-Turtles School Assemblies!

Call Bill at 973-248-9964

 Returning yearly customers may pay the same price as last year for the same shows.

ONE STOP SHOPPING!

If you use us for multiple options, I.E. an Anti-Bullying show, a Reptile show and an Aquatic show, all in the same school year, we will discount all your shows!

Discounts also for small audiences, (under 20,) and multiple back to back programs, (over 1.)

Rescue, Entertain, Educate, Inspire!

BILL BOESENBERG

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