Elvis the king cobra peers through his locked enclosure during set up for the 2009 Tucson Reptile and Amphibian Show and Sale.

The Tucson Reptile and Amphibian Show and Sale is happening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road.

There will be thousands of captive bred tortoises, snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and bugs to look at and purchase. There will also be displays of native rattlesnakes, exotic and venomous reptiles, alligators, crocodiles, giant tortoises, giant monitors, cobras and vipers.

Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids five and under. Once you get in, there are free activities such as a hands on herp photography workshop with Bill Love from Reptiles Magazine, a fossil dig for kids and a petting zoo with alligators, giant lizards, giant tortoises, lizards and snakes.

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Contact reporter Angela Pittenger at 573-4137 or apitteng@azstarnet.com.

Families and schools reporter for #ThisIsTucson. Artist, photographer, mother of one.