For goodness snakes!

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June 2, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Snakes get a bad rap from B-grade movies and ones put in position where they have to defend themselves.

A few are aggressive, but most prefer to be left alone to find an occasional rat or mouse for dinner and avoid, through hibernation, temperatures too severe for their cold-blooded bodies.

John and Karen McClary keep five — three African ball pythons and two South American boa constrictors — in their south-Iola home, and are eager to speak in defense of having snakes for pets.

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