Scottsdale crocodiles invite guests to dinner

0715Ns Entertainment (Crocs)

Get the chance to eat dinner with 21 of the world’s 24 species of crocodilians during Phoenix Herpetological Society’s “Twilight Croc Walk.”

The walk will be 7-10 p.m. on Friday, July 10. PHS is located in north Scottsdale, near 76th Street and Dynamite Road. Registrants will be given directions to the sanctuary, stated the release.

As part of the Twilight Croc Walk, visitors to PHS will:

  • Have dinner
  • Watch the crocodiles and alligators eat
  • Learn about nocturnal reptiles
  • Find crocs and gators in their enclosures after dark, using a flashlight to see their reflective eyeshine

PHS has the second-largest collection of crocodilians in the United States, according to a press release. Visitors to the nationally recognized sanctuary can see 21 of the world’s 24 species of crocodilians, which include crocodiles, alligators and caimans.

Admission to the event is $25, which includes access to all demonstrations and reptile feedings, gator interactions, a meal ticket (hot dog or hamburger, bag of chips and drink), and a handheld flashlight to count crocs, according to the release.

Children ages 3 and younger are admitted free, and a meal ticket can be purchased for $5, according to the release.

Kids will get a commemorative “Herp Helmet,” equipped with a kid-size head lamp, and adults will get a commemorative can koozie, according to the release.

People must pre-register to attend and space is limited to ensure a high-quality experience.

To register, contact Crystie at crystie@phoenixherp.com or call go to www.phoenixherp.com, and click on the event graphic on the home page.

The PHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, rehabilitating and preserving native and non-native reptiles in Arizona, according to its website.

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