On Tuesday, we went out with herpetologist Cecil Schwalbe to learn what to do when encountering a snake. It was a new experience for me because I did not take interest in snakes beforehand. We used metal tongs to pick up a rattlesnake and put it in a trash can, and I was kind of nervous because I thought it would eat me if it escaped. Luckily, we all survived the experience. Afterwards, we got the opportunity to hold two non-native snakes and they were super cute! I never knew their names, but I’m pretty sure I became good friends with both of them. Now, I have a newfound love for snakes and I hope to get one of my own in the future.