Tis the season for slithering snakes, creepy arachnids, and slimy amphibians! But these poor creatures get a bad rap from horror films. Its not all Snakes on a Plane and Arachnophobia, after all. They also make great pets? Thats what this weekends Northwest Captive Breeders Expo aims to prove, by educating the public and showcasing local reptile, amphibian, and exotic animal breeders. Reptile Societies will have information booths with free care sheets, and breeders from as far as California will come to vend to willing enthusiasts. Intrigued by a wider range of unusual flora and fauna? Organizer Giovanni Fagioli promises booths with carnivorous plants, terrarium plants, and complete vivarium set-ups feeder insects and rodents as well as reptile-care supplies from cages to how-to books. He reminds attendees that this is not a forum for which to sell wild animals that have been caught, so you can forget about that raccoon which keeps knocking over your trashcans.
Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2007