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    October 23, 2014 by Animal Rentals

      Generally, most of the animals that have come to symbolize HALLOWEEN are nocturnal making it almost safe to say that if an animal comes in all black,  it could be considered linked to the supernatural and scary. Sadly,  many of the myths attributed to these  creatures are completely false. Yet, after hundreds of  years, many still believe that the presence of a crow or  raven symbolizes a bad omen.

    Below are just a few examples of the myths and        facts about our HALLOWEEN FRIENDS.

    MYTH:  SNAKES are slimy and clammy to the touch.  FACT: No snake is slimy with quite smooth and dry skin.  Also, snakes cannot hypnotize humans and animals with their eyes.

    MYTH: VAMPIRE BATS  bite the neck and suck blood from people.  FACT: Vampire bats live only in tropical regions of Central and South America.  They feed primarily on animal blood by lapping (not sucking), using their sharp teeth to make a quick slice along the skin.

    MYTH:  The bite of a SPIDER can kill you. FACT:  While it is true that there are many poisonous spiders throughout the world, the bite from one of them is not much worse than a bee sting.  An allergic reaction to a spider bite is more serious but no human has died from its venom.

    MYTH: BLACK CATS are familiars of witches and bring bad luck. FACT: Black cats are just that—black cats.

    So the next time you go to our website, to book our Exotic Petting Zoo, go to MINDY’S MENAGERIE and look for our special Halloween creatures:  “Cuddles” the Tarantula, “Casper” the Burmese Python, “Sylvester” the Skunk and “Mrs. Clean” the Hairless Rat.

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