Zanesville Reptile Expo will feature snakes, lizards and even baby foxes


Monthly events held at the Knights of Columbus Hall

ZANESVILLE – Over a thousand creatures will be on display at the Zanesville Reptile Expo on Sunday.

“You’re going to see snakes, lizards, turtles, turtles, and there are feeders which are usually your mice, your rats.” said Jerry Robinson, who helps organize the event.

All are available for purchase, but those who just want to hold a pet are also welcome to stop by the Knights of Columbus Hall at the Sunrise Center.

Albino skunks, raccoons, baby foxes, and birds should also be available.

“It’s neat, especially if you like it, it’s really neat,” said Robinson. “If you’re not, it will be different just because you see things and can actually touch things.”

Exhibit co-organizer Mike Kandis said reptile exhibits like his have exploded recently.

“It’s been going crazy the last few years,” he said. “There are so many people out there who love snakes and lizards and stuff like that because they’re so easy to take care of.”

The Cincinnati native has had Zanesville on his map for several years after hearing about Terry Thompson and his exotic pets.

Kandis said he was a Thompson supporter and didn’t believe he released the animals in town.

“I kind of respect him and I want to respect him by doing this,” he said.

Now that Zanesville is a stable location on their tour, events will take place every month through December.

“We’re trying to bring things to communities to help them and you know, give them something to look forward to every week,” Kandis said.

Visitors who want to learn can expect vendors to interact with and educate them.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $ 5 for anyone over the age of 5.

More information can be found online at the Zanesville Reptile Expo Facebook page.

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