Austin Reptile Service offers several types of programs in the city of Austin and nearby townships, which center around education on Texas native reptiles. Tim Cole maintains a sizable collection of indigenous reptiles, including lizards, harmless snakes, as well as venomous species. We also have an array of non-native species. Many of the animals are used hands-on to express the ecological importants of reptiles, and how they benefit humans. Displays often show commonly confused species side-by-side, including harmless water snakes next to cottonmouths, mexican milk snakes next to coral snakes and texas rat snakes next to western diamondback rattlesnakes - and so forth. As well, a number of posters and books are used to illustrate various points.
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