September is a busy month in the office at Reptiles Alive. After a super busy summer filled with performing shows at summer camps, fairs, libraries and more, we are ready for the change that fall brings. Summer is very intense – there are many days where all of us start work at 7 am and don’t finish until 10 pm.
In September, the number of shows we do becomes much more reasonable. Fall festivals and birthday parties still fill our weekends, and scout meetings eat up our nights, but the weekday school programs are just getting started, so we have time during the day to catch up on all the office work we couldn’t get to during the summer.
As soon as the school year starts, our phone starts ringing and our email inbox fills with requests for school assemblies, classroom visits, and after school classes. Since we work as animal keepers in addition to working in the office, there are many times that the phone starts ringing right when we are opening the door to a large python or getting ready to feed an alligator – YIKES. There are even times when we answer the phone and take an animal with us, so while we are talking to you, we might have a snake in our other hand.
Most people only think about the shows they see us perform, but a lot of work goes on “behind the scenes” to get ready for your show. And don’t worry – we will be sure that none of the animals eat the paperwork for your booking.