Reptilian Encounters at FENCE

Published 3:11 pm Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dr. Jeff El Jefe Mohr will present his Reptilian Encounters educational program at FENCE on Sunday, October 24, starting at 1 p.m.

Dr. Mohr has been using reptiles and amphibians to educate all ages for over 10 years. While in the Galapagos Islands, he received his nickname El Jefe. Reptiles are more than a mere hobby for Mohr; he has actively pursued these creatures in all facets of his life. He has appeared on countless local stations as well as national TV.

A few of his credentials include a doctorate in fisheries and wildlife which he recently completed at Clemson University; masters in zoology from Oklahoma State University studying timber rattlesnakes; and bachelors degrees in science from Furman University.

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Dr. Mohr was also employed at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, where he worked with such animals as anacondas, king cobras, mambas, gaboon vipers, monitors and numerous other creatures.

Dr. Mohr will offer a number of opportunities for some hands-on experience touching and, yes, even holding some of the worlds most beautiful and interesting animals from the reptile world. All ages are welcome.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Lynnea Stadelmann at 864-457-2426.