Snake Lady shares loves of reptiles for 25 years

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - Connie Koch is simply known as the Snake Lady.

Koch, of Sedalia, has taught educational programs including a memorable one on snakes.She started giving her educational presentations as a naturalist for Powell Gardens.She gave more than 60 programs. She's done a snake program for more than 25 years.

Now she gives the programs as a volunteer, with the help of her reptile friends.There's the tiny green snake George, Spirit the red milk snake, her big ball python J.J. Buddy, and more.

She cares for the snakes in habitats she built herself that take up nearly an entire room of her home.

Information from: The Sedalia Democrat, http://www.sedaliademocrat.com

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