UTA Crawling With Critters

University of Texas Arlington showed off snakes and other reptiles on Saturday

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012  |  Updated 8:57 PM CDT
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NBC 5's Chris Van Horne talked with Carl Franklin of DFW Herpetological Society about UTA Reptile & Amphibian Day on October 13.

Chris Van Horne, NBC 5 News

NBC 5's Chris Van Horne talked with Carl Franklin of DFW Herpetological Society about UTA Reptile & Amphibian Day on October 13.

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UTA had lots of extra students and study subjects on Saturday.

The University of Texas at Arlington presebted its Reptile & Amphibian Day on Saturday, October 13.  It took place at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First Street in Arlington.

Experts held and chatted about the Texas rat snake, a 100-pound turtle and the Mexican Mole Lizard and lots of other animals.  The turtle and lizard were featured on NBC 5 Saturday Today at 6am. There were also native venomous snakes and some exotic species as well.

Proceeds went to research of animals. If you missed the day, click here for more on UTA's Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center.

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