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Snake helps with animal lesson

Doherty’s resident snake ambassador William Snakespeare, a ball python who lives in the science classroom, helped Unit I learn about animals. As part of their lesson on different types of animal skin, fur, feathers, and scales, the students in Robin Taylor-Fabe’s science class got to pet William Snakespeare and shared their observations about his scales and how they felt. They also watched him slither around the classroom, under the close supervisor of Taylor-Fabe, to learn about animal movement. William Snakespeare has been at Doherty since 1987 and nearing record old age, with Taylor-Fabe estimating he is between 37- and 43-years-old.