Live Snake Program at Bandy Creek Visitor Center on Saturday, July 27
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778
Park Ranger Dustin Beaty will be presenting a back porch program about snakes at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27. Visitors will have the opportunity to see a live corn snake and a live black rat snake. Participants will become more familiar with these misunderstood reptiles. Visitors will learn what precautions to take while participating in outdoor activities, what to do when they see snakes, and what to do if bitten.
In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.
For more information, contact the visitor center at (423) 286-7275.
Did You Know?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.