Wow, all I can say is wow.
This was quite a day.
Dr. Cecil Schwalbe explained how to safely move rattlesnakes, and we observed how he used tongs to maneuver a snake from one trash can to another one. I decided to try it for the new experience. As I volunteered to do what we had just learned, my heart was pounding-so fast! I told myself that this was my opportunity to try something I was scared to do. I decided to change my fear into excitement! So, I did it, extremely anxious and scared, but I did it. I felt amazing being able to use the technique Cecil had demonstrated for us.
We also got to hold a harmless snake. The Colombian red-tail boa is my latest fashionable accessory. I am totally kidding. A few mentors joked about it upon viewing my photo.
It was nice getting to feel the snake's texture. It reminded me of a fish. As it slithered across my back, I was frozen, I still couldn't believe I was holding a snake! Never in a million years would I have tried it. As it slithered across my back, it almost felt as if I were getting a back massage, haha.
All in all, it was a great experience. I am proud of myself for standing up to my fear of snakes.