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Mokena Junior High School students get up-close-and-personal with an African spurred tortoise named Mortus. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Colin Langenderfer, of Crosstown Exotics, introduces Mokena Junior High School students to Bilbo the blue-tongued skink during a reptile demonstration Friday, May 12. Langenderfer is a Mokena native.
Zoe Lyerla holds Bilbo the blue-tongued skink. The lizard is indigenous to Asia and Australia and can use its tongue as a defense mechanism.
Mokena Junior High School eighth-grader Jonnie Aguayo holds an Asian water monitor during the demonstration.
Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter
12:10 pm CDT May 16, 2017
Got snakes? Call Colin Langenderfer and Mike Levins, of Crosstown Exotics.