RBG Reptile Rendezvous

The Royal Botanical Gardens unveils Reptile Rendezvous, which, as the name suggests, is a chance for visitors to learn about and interact with all manner of cold blooded friends. Snakes, lizards, turtles, alligators – all represented in various displays. The show runs through April 23. Here’s a look at what visitors can expect. – Barry Gray

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Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Rachel Rathmell from Clyde Peeling's Reptiland holds a blue tongued skink, one of several reptiles and snakes on display at the RBG's Reptile Rendezvous which opens to the public on January 23.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Rachel Rathmell from Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland holds a blue tongued skink, one of several reptiles and snakes on display at the RBG’s Reptile Rendezvous which opens to the public on January 23. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Jitue, an Aldabra Tortoise, is one of several reptiles and snakes on display at the RBG's Reptile Rendezvous which opens to the public on January 23.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Jitue, an Aldabra Tortoise, is one of several reptiles and snakes on display at the RBG’s Reptile Rendezvous which opens to the public on January 23. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Preview of RBG reptile show. A tortoise hanging out in a water dish. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Preview of RBG reptile show. A tortoise hanging out in a water dish. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Preview of RBG reptile show. A Western Diamondback Rattlesnake sits in its tank.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Preview of RBG reptile show. A Western Diamondback Rattlesnake sits in its tank. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Preview of RBG reptile show. A Frilled Leaf-tailed Gecko hangs out on a branch.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Preview of RBG reptile show. A Frilled Leaf-tailed Gecko hangs out on a branch. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Lily, a Northern Water Snake, is one of the reptiles on display at the RBG's Reptile Rendezvous.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Lily, a Northern Water Snake, is one of the reptiles on display at the RBG’s Reptile Rendezvous. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Preview of RBG reptile show. A Midland Painted Turtle gets a good view from atop a rock.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Preview of RBG reptile show. A Midland Painted Turtle gets a good view from atop a rock. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Preview of RBG reptile show. A Blanding's Turtle swimming in its tank.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Preview of RBG reptile show. A Blanding’s Turtle swimming in its tank. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Preview of RBG reptile show. A Pueblan Milk Snake peers out of its tank.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Preview of RBG reptile show. A Pueblan Milk Snake peers out of its tank. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Preview of RBG reptile show. An American Alligator sits watching in its tank. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Preview of RBG reptile show. An American Alligator sits watching in its tank. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Preview of RBG reptile show. A Gaboon Viper flicks its tongue in its tank.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Preview of RBG reptile show. A Gaboon Viper flicks its tongue in its tank. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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