Homer ‘Stimson’ takes centre stage
CHILDREN at the Manjimup Family Centre got a close look at a snake and a lizard as part of National Families Week on Thursday.
Maroo Wildlife Refuge owners Glen and Jo Burston brought in a Stimson’s python, a bobtail skink and information about fauna for children to look at, touch and learn about.
Mr Burston said the python, called Homer, was a good way to educate children about snakes.
“It’s about showing kids that snakes are not all dangerous and they’re more scared of us than we are of them,” he said.
“The kids have received Homer well, it’s good to see the young ones’ reactions.”
The visit was the last of a series of activities families were involved in as part of National Families Week, held from May 15-21.
On Monday, children were encouraged to bring grandparents to the centre, Tuesday was a teddy bears picnic and Wednesday was a sausage sizzle to raise money for St Vincent de Paul.
Maroo Wildlife Refuge co-owner Glen Burston took Homer the Stimson's python to the Manjimup Family Centre in an educational visit for children as part of National Families Week on Thursday.