Maffo to talk critters at Coastal Discovery Museum

newsroom@islandpacket.comMarch 27, 2014 

FILE: Joey Maffo, 12, grandson of Joe Maffo, left, owner of Critter Management, helps secure an 8-foot alligator in August 2013 after the seventh grader snagged it at a lagoon ringed by homes in Hilton Head Plantation. The alligator attacked a woman who was walking near the lagoon with dogs and it bit her foot. The alligator was later killed.


The Coastal Discovery Museum will host "Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23.

This casual program will help participants learn about alligators, snakes, turtles and other area wildlife, according to a museum news release.

Maffo, owner of Critter Management, will bring some of his animals. Participants will have a chance to get an up-close look at them and photograph them.

No formal presentation by Maffo is planned.

Cost for adults is $10; $5 for children between 5 and 12 years old; and free for children younger than 5. No reservations required. The museum is at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

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