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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 40 THE IFTHBRtDCE HERAID Wednesday May 30 1973 Bomb burst The up-to-date and the out-of dote moke this a' Stonehenge, Eng- land. The former is six British Blue Eagles, a heli- copter display team, form- Ing o "bomb burst" over the latter, famous prehis- toric monuments. Pet shop sales lady claims parents instill snake fear By BERNIE GOEDHART EDMONTON (CP) It all started with Eve. If she hadn't eaten that apple and brought original sin down on mankind, the snake might have been spared its bad name. "The snake is the most ma- ligned said Grace Chorney, of Grapaul's Pet Jungle Ltd. "It goes back to the idea of serpents and original sin." Mrs. Chorney and her 20- year-old son Wayne fit Into the group sometimes referred to by animal lovers as "rep- tile who have a soft spot for such creatures as snakes and other reptiles. Wayne qualifies for the title since he owns an eight-pound red-tail boa named Bojangles, who usually inhabits a warm glass cage in the pet shop op- erated by Mrs. Chorney. Fear of snakes is fairly prevalent, but in many cases it is an acquired fear, said Mrs. Chorney. Most children, for example, "are not afraid of snakes." "The kids come in here and Save 50 Cra Rac tsman 9" ial Arm Saw Reg. 24998 a-9 R 27007. This powerful Craftsman 9-inch radial arm saw develops 1% h.p. and cuts wood 2W can rip a 4'x8r panel. The direct drive motor gives steady, even T.V. or radio interference. The safety switch can be key locked for safety when saw is unattended. The die-cast arm gives excellent rigidity and indexes to the most common cuts. Cuts from top, lay- out marks are always visible. Permanently lubricated ball bearings. Work function chart; manual brake. Epoxy in- sulated motor. Blade guard has anti-kickback device and splitter. Triangular base. 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During the interview, when Wayne removed Bojangles from his glass enclosure, sev- eral children gathered around to of them inter- ested and apparently unaf- raid. Unnecessary fear A woman in the rear of the shop glanced up, caught sight of 'r.e snake around Wayne's neck, screamed, yelled at her offspring, and rushed out of the in tow. Cathy Clark, 16, president of Victoria Composite high school's biology club, agreed that most people are unneces- sarily afraid of snakes. "The snake is always identi- fied with bad she said. "People think every snake is poisonous." Another popular misconcep- tion is that snakes are slimy. A few strokes of Bojangles soon dispelled that belief. His skin was dry, albeit cool. Bojangles' diet consists of rodents, said Mrs. Chorney. "We breed our own." She said she doesn't enjoy the idea of breeding the animals for the purpose of feeding them to the snake, but knows the snaks to eat. Victoria Composite's biology club boasts reptiles as well as numerous guinea pigs, rabbits and mice. The club also owns two boas, two rainbow boas, a couple of rat snakes and a garter snake or two. Eof live animals Sam, one of the boas, re- cently ate her first meal in a year. Snakes have been known to last 1% years with- out eating, said Miss Clark. The necessity of feeding a snake live animals "turns a lot of peopls she added. "We like to have nobody around when we feed them here." The snakes ordinarily fed every two weeks, and the club's iguanas eat every day. The iguanas are vegetarians. Both Miss Clark and Mrs. Chorney said snakes are sen- sitive animals, which respond to affection. And "snakes suf- fer just Jike anyone said Miss Clark. She said the time to leave a snake alone is when it is shed- ding its the average, once every 1% or two months. Owners are advised not to pick up their snakes for about a week after the reptiles have shed, otherwise the new skin bruises. Listed as exotic A recent appendix to Alber- ta's wildlife act classifies nu- merous reptiles as exotic be- j cause they are not indigenous to the province. Section 17 of the act states no one without a government licence or per- mit can "transport or control or have possession of any ex- ctic wildlife or bird of prey for any purpose." A spokesman for the fish and wildlife division said at the time the appendix became public that it now may be ille- gal to own various pets, in- cluding gerbiis. canaries and guinea pigs, "but we're not doing anything about it." Mrs. Chorney said she has bringing into her pet shop animals which fall into the so-called exotic category, "but no one has said any- thing." Miss Clark is in favor of stopping the importation of snakes and would never ad- vise anyone to get a snake as a pet. "I think It is unfair to the animal. "To study snakes is good, but leave them in the she said. Restaurants push Canadian dinners TORONTO (CP) The Cana- dian Restaurant Association is seeking more profits for its members with presentation of j more Canadian foods, a Cana-' dian atmosphere and a slogan, "Make a buck with Johnny Can- uck. When the restaurateurs held a seminar here, they were ad- dressed by publicist John Fisher, who advised them to promote something uniquely Ca- nadian to keep visitors in Can- ada for longer stays. Canadians laws. Drinking hours In Ontario were shorter than those in some of the northern states and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario sold its products in quantity to restaurants at the same as to retail customers. J Eight executed by firing scjuad TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Eight men arrested while laying land mines on bridges near the bor- spend more and stay longer in thP pnrl TCnrnne der wlth Iracl were executed tO- TO" Radial Saw Reg. the United States and Europe j than foreign visitors do in Can-1 ada. I Part of the seminar included a display of Canadian food: buf- falo meat stew, cold salmon, lobster, creamed chicken on wild nee, beef filet in pastry, fiddlehead salad and pastries featuring Canadian fruits and berries. One speaker at the seminar, Mike Drakich of Windsor, Ont., complained of Ontario liquor day by a firing squad, the gov- ernment announced. It said the terrorists wera caught April 8, tried by a mili- tary court and confessed. The government said they admitted their connection with a foreign regime, but the country was not named. There have been some ex- plosions on bridges in oil fields on the border which have jured several persons. in- SHOPPER STOPPERS NOW ON Heist the big ones! Get bargains galore from an inventory of millions of dollars! Shoppers Stoppers ;