A close-up look at Conejo’s critters

HANDLE WITH CARE—Slithering snakes and skinks love the hot weather. Last Saturday, Agoura resident Jennifer Birdsall got a close-up look at Jake the snake during a wildlife show put on by the Nature of Wildworks animal care and rescue organization at Peter Strauss Ranch. Jake is a gopher snake. Below left, Gretchen Mayer of Agoura Hills holds a blue-tongue skink lizard while Gabriele Sellars of Thousand Oaks gives the critter a tickle. The women were at the fifth annual Hugs, Slurps...

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