• As part of an educational program at the Gilmer County Library last week that featured live reptiles, children and adults line up to visit with Samantha Lawson, assistant park manager at Amicalola Falls State Park, and pet Elvis the King Snake, one of several animals cared for at the state park’s learning center.
    As part of an educational program at the Gilmer County Library last week that featured live reptiles, children and adults line up to visit with Samantha Lawson, assistant park manager at Amicalola Falls State Park, and pet Elvis the King Snake, one of several animals cared for at the state park’s learning center.
  • Samantha Lawson, assistant park manager at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, cheers on Michelangelo, one of the park’s box turtles, as he peeks at the audience from his shell.
    Samantha Lawson, assistant park manager at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, cheers on Michelangelo, one of the park’s box turtles, as he peeks at the audience from his shell.
  • Lawson identifies a shed snake skin brought to the event by Randy Tobe, left.
    Lawson identifies a shed snake skin brought to the event by Randy Tobe, left.

Reptile pals

Live reptiles were a source of fascination and questions asked by attendees at a June 11 Summer Reading Program event at the Gilmer County Library. Amicalola Falls staff will return to the library for a program on birds of prey July 9. 

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