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Keeping Yourself and Your Pet Safe Around Snakes

Join us to learn more about the 7 snakes you are most likely to encounter in East Tennessee,. Do you know how to keep safe, and what to do if you or your pet is bitten?  Many mistakes are often made.. Our presenter Don Hazel, naturalist and nature writer, will teach us what is myth and what is factual in snake encounters and what to do in the unlikely event you or a pet are bitten. He will also discuss how to avoid these situations. 

Don Hazel has lived in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee for 18 years after previously living in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Texas. Even though he spent 36 years working for large corporations in the communication industry, he has always had an interest in nature, the outdoors, animals and plants.  After retiring in Tennessee, he finally had the time to spend studying and writing about nature. Don has written a regular nature column for 14 years for two local newspapers and has been published in the North American Bluebird Society’s national “Bluebird” magazine. He was president of the Tennessee Bluebird Society for 3 years and presently is on the Board of Directors.

The program is free but registration is required to receive your Zoom link and the recording. The recording will be sent to everyone who registers. Closed captions are available. Please contact Michelle Campanis, UT Arboretum Education Coordinator, for any questions or registration issues.

Please note this program is scheduled on EASTERN time zone.

Thursday, May 23 at 7:00pm

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Science, Agriculture


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Families


Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center


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