Creepy Critters visit the Ottumwa Library summer reading program

The Wapello County Conservation Board brought a few creepy critters along to the Ottumwa Library's summer reading program.

The Ottumwa Public Library welcomed some creepy critters for the summer reading program on Wednesday. A Wapello County Conservation Member brought out a snake and a tarantula.

Participants of the program were not allowed to touch the tarantula because it is poisonous, but they were allowed to hold the guest snake. Brent Williams was brave and held the snake and had this to say about the experience, "Soft, funny, cool."

Although Williams says he would love to how a pet snake of his own, he doubts his parents will allow it.

The next Summer Reading Program will be on Wednesday, July 23. The theme for that date is kitchen science. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 10:30.