April 5, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Maddie East, 6, holds a black rat snake while her sister, 6-year-old Erin, observes another snake in its cage at Stephens College's "The Magic of Science" event on Saturday. The free event was sponsored by the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society, and featured hands-on science and nature exhibits aimed at children ages 5 to 12.

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