Reptile Adventures in Nampa host Santa "Claws"

Posted at 7:29 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-17 21:29:29-05

Reptiles are cold-blooded but Santa warmed their spirits in Nampa Sunday. Reptile Adventures hosted a fun family-friendly event for reptile lovers to spend some time with old saint nick.

The non-profit reptile rescue works to save lizards, snakes and even alligators that have been abandoned by their owners here in the Treasure Valley. Visitors got a chance to make holiday decorations and cookies with Santa. Organizers hope to raise enough money to help them move to a bigger space.
"We're in the process of getting a much larger facility so were doing any kind of fundraising," said Tyler Messina of Reptile Adventures. "We like where we are now but we just need a definitely bigger place very soon."

Some of their lizards also got to open their holiday gifts a little early, the treats were filled with food to enrich the animal's behavior. Some of their animals are available for adoption.