He explained to the children that they were in no danger of getting sprayed because skunks can only spray once every two weeks, and when they feel they are in danger.
Some of the other animals on display included some exotic cockroaches, a ferret, a tortoise named Shelby, an owl named Hoooligan and Bubba the bullfrog.
Joy Rogers, bookmobile supervisor for the KHCPL, said Silly Safari is a program the library has almost every year.
“They’re a wonderful organization, and kids of all ages love it,” Rogers said. “Kids love it, adults love it, and we always have a great turnout every year we have it.”
Rogers said the program teaches children by allowing them to see and feel unique animals, so it’s a good educational experience.
“They don’t get the chance to do this very often at all,” Rogers said. “Almost every child here has touched a snake after today, and that’s very good for them to learn not to be scared.”
summer reading program events · 7-8 p.m. June 20 at KHCPL Main: Unearth Sheltered Reality drum lessons for children · 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 25 at KHCPL Main: Beneath the Surface: Tombstone Art & Symbolism · 7-8 p.m. June 27 at KHCPL Main: Tunnel for Asante Tales