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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: July 30, 2014

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Cary L. Sponaugle, Director of Sales, Canaan Valley Resort (304) 866-4121, ext. 2671
Robert.W. Gilligan, Park Superintendent, Robert.W.Gilligan@wv.gov

Snakes of West Virginia program at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, August 2, 2014

DAVIS, West Virginia – Canaan Valley Resort State Park and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources present "Snakes of West Virginia" Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. The free, interactive presentation will take place in the Pine Room of Canaan's Main Lodge at 7 p.m.

WVDNR wildlife biologist Jim Fregonara will conduct the presentation and introduce the audience to both venomous and non-venomous snakes from around the state. Designed to teach audience members how to identify the many different local varieties of snakes, this up-close-and-personal presentation will also include valuable information on what to do in case of a snake bite.

"After this presentation, the audience will gain a better appreciation of these often-misrepresented animals," explains Fregonara. "The hands-on format allows everyone to interact with these amazing creatures and become better informed."

Snakes of West Virginia also will be presented at Lost River State Park Aug. 7 at 4 pm. at the park's recreation building.

The Snakes of West Virginia program is offered free of charge and no advance reservations are required.