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Program looks at our wildlife friends


Going to spend some time outside this summer? Hiking, boating, fishing? If so, chances are you may meet some wildlife friends out there.

A program presented by Parkview LaGrange County EMS will look at “Living with our Wildlife Friends.” The program will be held twice: at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. Both sessions will be at the Central EMS Station, located on Townline Road in LaGrange, just south of the LaGrange Town Hall.

The program will include presentations by Conservation Officer Anthony Runyon, Pokagon State Park Interpretive Naturalist Fred Wooley, and LaGrange County Paramedic Garry Hammer.

Participants will learn about the habitats and demeanors of snakes, spiders and other wildlife that are common to this area and are likely to be encountered while enjoying the outdoors.

Topics will include identifying the most common species and the roles they play in the environment, what to do when you encounter them, steps to take if bitten, and common medical treatments.

Light refreshments will be served.