New England Exhibit Will Name a Cockroach After Your Ex and Feed It to a Snake
Oh, 'tis the Valentine's Day season, which not everyone is a fan of. Or maybe you just want to have some fun with that ex that did you wrong. Hey, even a bully with zero romantic ties works too, as it's all up to you.
According to Riverside Reptiles in Enfield, Connecticut, they're holding a fundraiser that will hopefully help ease the pain while raising money for a good cause.
Yankee Magazine explains that this education center and exhibit is home to more than 200 creatures from alligators to spiders to frogs, lizards, and turtles.
And then there are the snakes, many venomous, who are quite hungry to help ease any frustrations or pain. For just $5, you buy one cockroach, and then if you're up for it, you can watch the Riverside Reptiles staff feed your new purchase to one of their snakes live on Facebook at 4pm on Wednesday, February 14.
Cockroaches are natural food for snakes, so this quirky fundraiser is a way to do something different and cathartic for Valentine's Day.
Yankee Magazine says this annual fundraiser is a great, inexpensive way to help raise money for Riverside Reptiles and animal care, which educates the importance of protecting some of our most feared animals. According to Riverside Reptiles, many of these maligned animals are already in trouble because of habitat destruction, global warming, or discarded pets.
As a matter of fact, more than 20% of the world’s reptiles face extinction, according to PBS. So everything we do matters, even if it's raising money for a small reptile exhibit in Connecticut and helping to change the world a little bit at a time.
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