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Bill Boesenberg

Bill Boesenberg

Snakes-N-Scales and Turtle Tales, founded by Bill Boesenberg in 1996, is now the largest Animal Outreach Educational Organization in New Jersey. Snakes-N-Scales comprises a collection of over 300 reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, spiders and other invertebrates. A self-taught Herpetologist. Bill studied, and continues to study, in Florida, California, W. Virginia, Venezuela and New Jersey.

He has repaired countless turtle shells that were struck by cars, hatched endangered turtle eggs, mended broken legged frogs, and nursed 100 lb. pythons. Thanks to Bill’s efforts, lost alligators have been pulled out of people’s pools, surgery has been performed on injured and dead mother snakes and turtles to rescue the eggs for hatch and release.

He has answered scores of calls from police for snake identification and capture, caught loose monitor lizards on the turnpike, and rescued injured venomous snakes. He and his assistants care for and work with hundreds of orphaned reptiles.

Bill was the first licensed New Jersey State Reptile Rehabilitator. Dozens of local organizations have, and continue to consult with him including Bergen County Zoo, Turtleback Zoo, Trailside Nature and Science Center, Popcorn Park Zoo, Camden Discovery Aquarium and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Bill’s philosophy has always been simple; children will care about what they enjoy!

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What Our Customers Say


It was a great show! Our students were completely engaged and extremely interested in Reptile Adventures. The reptile expert did a great job of providing very useful information while at the same time making his presentation entertaining to the students. The Reptile Adventures Show was excellent and I will definitely recommend it to others.

Sandra Guardiola
PTA Treasurer
Milton Elementary

This is the second year in a row that we have selected the reptile show prize program. The students love it even if they have already seen them before. It is a wonderful idea from a school's stand point because it also gives an educational experience to our students.

Betty Hinkle
A/P and Fundraising
St. Mary's Charter School

I would like to commend the reptile expert! He put on an awesome show for our children and staff! Very educational!

Deborah A. Morales
PTO President
Ed Downs Elementary

The reptile show was very educational for kids of all grade levels. Our students were completely engaged and received a great deal of information about reptiles and were extremely entertained at the same time. It would be nice to bring them back! Some of these kids never get to see and touch reptiles. The Reptile Adventures Show was excellent and I will definitely recommend it to others!

Anita Trevino
PTO President
Ligarde Elementary

The Reptile Adventures Show was extremely educational as well as entertaining for everyone involved! It was great to see the large variety of reptiles including the larger reptiles which added to the 'WOW' factor for the students. Our students also received a lot of hands-on interaction with the reptiles which was very important for them. Every minute was action-packed!

Our parents were also very impressed with the show's professionalism. We had several positive comments and parents thanking us after the show.

Christina Purnell
Vacation Bible School Director
St Pius School

The students and the staff were very engaged. One teacher even said, "That's the best show I've seen in my 20 years."

Yvette Lewis
PTA Fundraising Chair
Club Estates Elementary