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Published On: Thu, Nov 13th, 2014

Thousands turnout at Tampa Repticon: Lizards, snakes, hedgehogs oh my

Tampa “herpers” gathered for Repticon at the Florida State Fairgrounds, enjoying massive or strange looking creatures.

Known as Repticon Tampa, this is one of the large events for herpetology hobby enthusiasts, pet owners, exotic animal lovers and much, much more.

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Aisles of vendors offering the latest in exotic species of reptiles, amphibians and many other interesting animals.

There were hourly seminars and fans packed the hall to ask questions, handled these rare animals and even just pose for a quick photo.

Sure there were plenty of snakes and bearded dragons on display, but there were also hedgedogs, chameleons, tons of frogs, rats and millipede or two.

Bearded Dragons up close at Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

Bearded Dragons up close at Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

 A non-profit called Croc Encounters drew a continuous crowd as an alligator was made available for photos and physical contact. The crowd flowed evenly during the show to get a chance for a quick touch or photograph.
Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

Lovely creatures adorned cages and containers, ranging from a $10 ball python to a rare lizard costing over $2,000 to own. Vendors and experts exchanged advice and experiences with guests and each other as the convention buzzed.

The Be sure to check out more show information at the Repticon Tampa Facebook Event Page.

Plan now for all Upcoming Tampa Shows
  • March 21 & 22, 2015
  • June 13 & 14, 2015
  • November 7 & 8, 2015

Visit Repticon.com for more info and the schedule.

More information and photos from the June Repticon in Tampa HERE or some photos from a 2013 show HERE

 

 

Hedgehog at Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

Hedgehog at Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

Chameleon up close at Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

Chameleon up close at Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

Decorated alligator skull at Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

Decorated alligator skull at Repticon Tampa, Nov 2014 photo/Brandon Jones

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