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Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
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Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school

Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
Children plug their ears as the main attraction, a micro pig named Ms. Penny, squeals loudly for a treat during a wildlife demonstration held Friday at the Crescenta-Canada Cooperative Nursery School.  (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
Students of Crescenta-Canada Cooperative Nursery School got a special treat Friday morning when they got to see and touch reptiles, amphibians and insects from Tarzana-based Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders. (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
Daniel Noble, Critter SquadÕs director of operations, shows off Mr. Long John, a python who used to be someoneÕs pet before he became too big to keep, during a wildlife activity Friday at Crescenta-Canada Cooperative Nursery.  (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
Students learn how to touch the animals using two-fingers only. Pancake hands is another method, used to let students safely hold smaller animals.  (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
CCCN students learned in a demonstration Friday chinchillas are soft because each of their follicles contains up to 80 hairs. (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
A student reaches out to feel Chilly, a chinchilla housed at Tarzana-based rescue group Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders.  (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
Daniel Noble shows students how rat Oreo is learning to crawl from one of his hands to the other, during a wildlife demonstration Friday held for students of Crescenta-Canada Cooperative Nursery School.  (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
A fuzzy tarantula named Rosie was one of several animals passed around Friday at a wildlife demonstration for CCCN preschool students.  (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
Students learned to tell the difference between turtles and tortoises at a wildlife demonstration put on my Critter Squad of Tarzana. (Photo by Sara Cardine)
Photo Gallery: Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders visits local nursery school
A couple of daring children summon up the courage to pet Ms. Penny, a micro pig on loan from Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders in Tarzana, in between her ear-splitting squeals.  (Photo by Sara Cardine)
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