Creepy, Crawly Critters

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By Calen McKinney



They were creepy and crawly, but the crowd of 50 children and nearly as many adults didn't seem to mind.

Animal Tales presented its "Creepy Critters" program at Taylor County Public Library on Thursday.

Naturalist John Ham showed the audience a tarantula, rat, snake, bat, cockroach and scorpion, and explained that even though they might be creepy, the animals are beneficial, too.