Herper? Eh, I’ve Been Called Worse.

Do you hate snakes? If so, then stay the hell away from the Texas Motorplex (7500 U.S. 287) in Ennis this Saturday and Sunday. Repticon holds its second Dallas-area show this weekend, baiting in dedicated herpers from across the state. This destination festival allows enthusiasts to show off their most prized, beautiful and venomous finds. Those who would rather see something more cuddly should attend a special presentation from a USDA licensed hedgehog breeder and retailer, happening daily at 3 p.m. The rest can never sleep peacefully again after attending a special show on Texas’ indigenous snake population, presented daily at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults or $5 for kids ages 5 to 12. Night terrors are free. Visit repticon.com.
Feb. 1-2, 2014
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.