Monthly Archives: November 2009

HOW TO CARE FOR A DEAD TREE

This week I am posting a column written 44 years ago by long-time Reptile Gardens General Manager, Jim Campbell. “Right smack in the center of the giant dome at the new Reptile Gardens there is a huge, gnarled pine tree, some forty feet high. And lots of it is underground to keep it from falling over.” Continue reading

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“Protecting Your Family, Pets and Livestock from Snakes”

This is part 3 of our answer to a recent question involving increased snake activity in the Black Hills. If you missed them, read Part 1 and Part 2 . This time we’ll give you some advice on how to … Continue reading

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Not the Best Way to Keep Your New Bride Around

During the many years we have collected snakes, we have accumulated dozens of experiences, some of which were nearly tragic, but as long as they didn’t end in tragedy, they can be looked back upon with humor. In honor of … Continue reading

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