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Albany students walk on the wild side

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – Students at Albany High school got an up close and personal introduction to some interesting creatures Tuesday morning.

A group of biologists from Georgia Southern's center for wildlife education brought several birds of prey, cockroaches, a baby alligator, and even snakes to show to 10th and 11th graders studying biology and other sciences.

A few of kids were caught off guard when the presenters let them hold a HUGE Columbian red tail Boa.

"That was kind of scary because the snake head kept trying to come toward my face. So it was kind of scary," said student Yahmesa Green.

The snakes were pretty popular but so were the birds, especially the eagle owl. Students got to watch as they spread their wings and flew across the gym.

The animals also stopped by Deerfield Tuesday in Albany and Wednesday they'll present at Cairo and Bainbridge high schools. The presentation was sponsored by the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District.

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