Photo gallery: Up close with snakes and raptors

NM Wildlife Center brings animal friends to Taos Youth and Family Center

By Morgan Timms
photos@taosnews.com
Posted 6/12/19

The Taos Youth and Family Center had some visitors over the weekend, but not the human kind. They were Harley, Patches and Soul -- a Western hognose snake, a desert box turtle and a turkey vulture. …

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Photo gallery: Up close with snakes and raptors

NM Wildlife Center brings animal friends to Taos Youth and Family Center

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The Taos Youth and Family Center had some visitors over the weekend, but not the human kind. They were Harley, Patches and Soul -- a Western hognose snake, a desert box turtle and a turkey vulture.

Taoseños of all ages were invited to meet the creatures Friday (June 7) for a free educational program offered by the New Mexico Wildlife Center at the Taos Youth and Family Center. Through the promotion of public awareness and action-oriented education, the New Mexico Wildlife Center aims to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats.

The snake, turtle and raptor were raised in captivity around people and, as are most of the wild animals, rehabilitated by the Wildlife Center. Attendees were invited to touch the snake and turtle while learning about them during the program.

For more, see this week's print edition of Tempo magazine inside The Taos News.

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