Sacramento Reptile Expo

beautifully colored snakes at the reptile expo

beautifully colored snakes at the reptile expo

This last weekend I joined Tom, Karole and Rolf for a trip downtown to check out the reptile expo. Lots of neat reptiles to see, I had fun photographing the chameleons as usual and we got to play with an emperor scorpion under a blacklight to observe how it glowed. Scorpions have a florescent compound in their outer shell/cuticle and they’re nocturnal hunters which makes a blacklight a perfect tool for scorpion hunting. Anyway we had a good time and later Ric joined Tom,  Karole and I for a delicious mexican dinner.

emperor scorpion

emperor scorpion

Same scorpion under blacklight

Same scorpion under blacklight

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