Snakes and other reptiles, along with other creatures, will be the focus of Repticon, which took place over the weekend in Knoxville.

“Leapin’ lizards!,” a catchphrase coined in the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” is a good description of what can be found this weekend at Repticon Knoxville set to take place at Kerbela Shriners in South Knoxville.

In a press release, Repticon representatives describe what people can expect at the show: “This family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores.”

The show will feature reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals. Repticon will have a mix of breeders, educators and vendors. People will have the opportunity to buy an unorthodox pet and can purchase merchandise, cages, supplies and both live and frozen feeders. Breeders will give new pet owners advice for the recent addition to the family.

Attendees can bring up to two animals inside the event. However, the animals must be in good health and under control at all times. Venomous animals cannot be brought to the show by attendees.

Information can make the world of difference, especially when taking care of a reptile or arachnid. Repticon will offer seminars by experts in the field of herpetology.

The schedule for seminars Saturday and Sunday will feature choosing the right enclosure for your reptiles at 11 a.m., sugar glider care at noon, bearded dragons at 1 p.m., “Misfit Monsters” presents relics at 2 p.m., and crested geckos at 3 p.m. A seminar focusing on spiders will be held Saturday at 4 p.m.

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