Eric and Linnea Thiss enjoyed a rattlesnake field hike in southeast Minnesota.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
Eric and Linnea Thiss enjoyed a rattlesnake field hike in southeast Minnesota. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Snakes! Reptiles and amphibians! Don't miss the opportunity to see these creatures on the big screen in the documentary film "Herpers III: Tales from the Field" which features southeast Minnesota as one of five international field locations in the film - along with Costa Rica, Australia and Arizona.

Lanesboro's Evan Thiss is also seen onscreen!

The free event will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro. Following the film, there will be a discussion with film director Dav Kaufman, focusing on the process of making an independent film. There may even be some lives snakes onstage, too!

The earth is home to more than 15,000 species of reptiles and amphibians. There are those for whom it is more than just a mere passion to venture into the wild to find them all. They are field "herpers" (herpetologists), and the documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at their adventures.

"Herpers III: Tales from the Field" is the most eclectic and diverse compilation of wild reptiles and amphibians ever put on film.

The event is presented by the Lanesboro Arts Center. For more information about Lanesboro Arts Center, one may call (507) 467-2446, email info@lanesboroarts.org or visit the website www.lanesboroarts.org.