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Reptile extravaganza is a family event in St. Charles

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Katie Rooney of North Aurora plays with sugar gliders, a small marsupial native to Australia, during the Chicagoland Repticon show Saturday. Her family business, Riggs' Family Furry Pets, was selling them during the show, which continues Sunday at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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Sean Pottle, 11, of Algonquin, smiles through a frame of snakes at the Chicago Herpetological Society booth Saturday during the Chicagoland Repticon show. The show continues Sunday at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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Watching her first crested gecko hatchling tentatively break out of its shell and peer onto the world is something that Jennifer O'Connor will never forget.The Elgin resident joined a few hundred people at the Chicagoland Repticon show Saturday at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.
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    • Katie Rooney of North Aurora plays with sugar gliders, a small marsupial native to Australia, during the Chicagoland Repticon show Saturday. Her family business, Riggs’ Family Furry Pets, was selling them during the show, which continues Sunday at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.
    • Sean Pottle, 11, of Algonquin, smiles through a frame of snakes at the Chicago Herpetological Society booth Saturday during the Chicagoland Repticon show. The show continues Sunday at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.
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