I love lizards and other reptiles! In October my family and I attended the Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show at the Tucson Expo Center. Going to the reptile show is a family tradition. We have been going every year since I was 2 years old, and now I am 9.

At the show there were a lot of reptiles on display. I was able to pet an iguana. It felt scaly and had spikes on its back. I also held a white-scaled python. They are non-poisonous and have black eyes. The snake even crawled up my arm. There were snakes that were venomous. They had warning labels on their cages and information on where they were from posted.

I pet the tortoises. One was a boy and one was a girl. I even touched an alligator. The alligator’s mouth was taped shut so that it could not hurt anyone. I saw many lizards and chameleons. A chameleon can change to many colors, but a lizard camouflages by seeking rocks that are close to their color when they hide from predators.

I had a wonderful time at the reptile show and I cannot wait to go again next year!

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