A reptile expo in Kemptville

Jennifer and Jennifer The folks behind the Ontario Reptile Expo (hi there, Grant) had their second Ottawa-area show in Kemptville yesterday: they changed locations to the local arena, which I promptly forgot until I arrived at the empty former location. It’s the wrong season for me because the colubrids I’m interested in have yet to hatch — most animals for sale were lizards, boas or pythons — so at least we came home unscathed with only a big bag of aspen shavings and a whole whack of photos. The main reason for attending such events is social (much to the vendors’ chagrin, I think).

I’ve never seen such wide aisles at a reptile show: usually the vendors’ tables are packed in so tightly that if people are stopped at a table on each side the aisle is completely blocked. Nice to be able to circulate.