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A black racer slithered across the ground. Two dozen pairs of tiny eyes followed the snake’s meandering path.
The alarm cry went out. Swarmed and scolded by a troop of squirrel monkeys, the racer made a swift exit from the fenced enclosure.
Chattering excitedly, the pint-sized primates returned to their high perches and Saturday afternoon snack.
Offering chunks of watermelon, Erin Cantwell beamed at her feisty charges.
“That was really cool,” the Gulf Breeze Zoo curator said. “It’s a natural behavior, but I’ve never