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Published: 9/1/2013


Dr. Insecta and the Emperor Scorpion

Photos taken during a presentation by Bill Maxwell, also known as Dr. Insecta, on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Wildwood Metro Park in Sylvania. Dozens of children and their parents turned out to learn about insects and arachnids in the hour-long show, which ran twice Saturday. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

Graeme Jakovich, 9, center, gets a closer look at one of the insects on display during a presentation given by Bill Maxwell, otherwise known as Dr. Insecta, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Wildwood Metro Park in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Graeme Jakovich, 9, center, gets a closer look at one of the insects on display during a presentation given by ...
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Bill Maxwell, or Dr. Insecta, asks anyone who has been stung to raise their hands Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bill Maxwell, or Dr. Insecta, asks anyone who has been stung to raise their hands
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Devon Aton, 7, center, and other children gasp in surprise as Bill Maxwell, otherwise known as Dr. Insecta, lowers an Emperor Scorpion onto the head of a volunteer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Devon Aton, 7, center, and other children gasp in surprise as Bill Maxwell, otherwise known as Dr. Insecta, lowers an ...
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Dr. Insecta, left, lowered an Emperor Scorpion onto the head of volunteer Hillary Hemry, 12, of Temperance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Insecta, left, lowered an Emperor Scorpion onto the head of volunteer Hillary Hemry, 12, of Temperance.
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Dr. Insecta, discussed an Emperor Scorpion during a presentation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Insecta, discussed an Emperor Scorpion during a presentation.
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Daniel Wing, 6, right, screams in surprise after taking part in a magic trick preformed by Dr. Insecta, left. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Daniel Wing, 6, right, screams in surprise after taking part in a magic trick preformed by Dr. Insecta, left.
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Morgan Loomis, 6, center, covers here mouth but can't resist looking as she watches Bill Maxwell, otherwise known as Dr. Insecta, hold a cockroach. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Morgan Loomis, 6, center, covers here mouth but can't resist looking as she watches Bill Maxwell, otherwise known as Dr....
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Bill Maxwell, otherwise known as Dr. Insecta, talks about his Madagascar Hissing Cockroach during a presentation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bill Maxwell, otherwise known as Dr. Insecta, talks about his Madagascar Hissing Cockroach during a presentation.
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Amon Omer, 10, right, smiles as he holds a Rose Tarantula. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Amon Omer, 10, right, smiles as he holds a Rose Tarantula.
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A Rose Tarantula occupies a small container on display. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Rose Tarantula occupies a small container on display.
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Daniel Wing, 6, center, recoils after realizing a tarantula on display is real. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Daniel Wing, 6, center, recoils after realizing a tarantula on display is real.
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