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Published On: Tue, Nov 14th, 2017

Tampa Repticon 2017: Thousands gather for exotic pet show

Thousands of exotic pet owners flooded the Florida State Fairgrounds for the most recent Tampa Repticon. From reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and exotic animals, Repticon is a place to find almost anything.

Michael with Premium Crickets photo/ Laura Jones

Guests shopped for new family pets or picked from the menagerie of beautiful and, sometimes, bizarre creatures.

The local conservation and educational group Croc Encounters was on-hand with a small Florida alligator for kids to handle and learn about while the Narrows was represented for enthusiasts to learn about the incredible trails and boardwalks at the George C. McCough Park.

One of the busiest vendors is Premium Crickets, an outlet providing “high quality feeders” in the form of crickets, worms and bugs that may make the novice squirm, but is perfect to fill the belly our your reptile or exotic pet.

Check out some photos below.

There are a ton of Repticon events all across the country, so get information or purchase tickets from their website at http://repticon.com/florida/tampa/.

photo/ Brandon Jones

photo/ Brandon Jones

photo/ Brandon Jones

photo/ Brandon Jones

photo/ Brandon Jones

photo/ Brandon Jones

photo/ Brandon Jones

About the Repticon Tampa Show:
After three years in alternate venues (the Harborside Center in Clearwater, the USF Sundome in Tampa, and the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto), Repticon is proud to have hosted the return of the ORIGINAL Tampa show to its longtime home at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa held in the Charles M. Davis SpecialEvents Center, a clean and brightly lit modern facility that offers exhibitors and and attendees an upgraded building in a familiar location.  In June 2009, this phenomenal show ran to enormous crowds that were enthusiastic about the sold out vendor offerings. In 2010, after a great show at the USF Sun Dome in February, Repticon returned twice to the now permanent home for this show, and the Florida International Reptile Show, aka Repticon Tampa, will now stay at the Fairgrounds! Come back in 2017 for this great and most dynamic of all Repticon Shows!

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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