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Slithery and slimy and scaly - oh, my!

NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Richard Ritchey, aka The Reptile Man, gives the audience a close-up encounter with a king cobra at the Forest Grove Library Wednesday, July 29.

The Reptile Man enlists help from young and older to hold up and display a Burmese python.

Ritchey lulls his alligator into a restful state.