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Nickel City wildlife wows the Boston crowds

COME ONE, COME ALL — Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, standing, center, performed for attendees at the Boston Free Library’s annual hot dog roast. Photo by Justin Graham.
BOSTON — A Boston Library fundraiser, held outside the local library on June 14, featured exotic wildlife, in addition to a hot dog roast, hosted by Erie County Legislator John Mills.

The featured event, during the fundraiser, was Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, which appears all over the tri-state area.

Local residents gathered, to watch performer Jeff Musial entertain the crowd with information about his animals. He also presented anecdotes and facts about the wildlife he was showing.

Nickel City works with mammals, such as African servals, lemurs, wallabys, hedgehogs and bush babies. Its reptiles include snakes, bearded dragons, iguanas, geckos and turtles. The show also features birds and anthropods.

Musial and Nickel City Reptiles have been touring the area, teaching animal education, for more than a decade.

“What started as birthday parties, in area living rooms, in 1999m has catapulted into regular appearances, on both local TV and radio stations,” Musial said.

Musial has recently been traveling the East Coast, working with Animal Planet and making appearances on late-night talk shows as an animal handler and featured guest. For more information about Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, visit or call 207-1720.

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