PETCO Organizes National Reptile Rally
|The Age of the Reptile is nigh|
Kidding! But there could be an awful lot of lizards and the like turning out for other reasons at a pet dispensary near you. Turns out that PETCO chain stores are organizing a "National Reptile Rally" to "educate the squeamish on why reptiles aren't so creepy after all." The company is summoning the guardians of Bearded Dragons, Corn Snakes, and Ball Pythons -- rest assured that these are all real animals, and not pornographic epithets -- to appear at PETCO sites on July 17.
"For the parent or reptile novice considering taking on a new, cold-blooded pet, some incentives include maintenance averages $10-15 per month, they make virtually no noise, and do not require exercise or an over-abundance of attention," states the company's press release.
I don't know about you, but I plan to retreat to the mountains on July 17 -- this Gathering of the Reptiles sounds suspicious. Ever since I saw Captain Kirk do battle with the Gorn in an old Star Trek episode -- see video below -- I've harbored a mistrust of scaled beings. But, hey -- different strokes.
Here's a map of the city's PETCO locations for those of you who want to take part in the Reptile Rally.
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