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News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Taking care of Curie

Posted on February 22, 2013

Harrison Pantera, a junior at MSU Moorhead, has a real dedication to school, and it doesn’t just pertain to his studies.

Everyday Pantera sets time aside to take care of Curie, an eight-year-old iguana that lives in the Science Lab on campus.

For a year and a half Pantera hasn’t had a day off from his duties of feeding, changing the water and cleaning Curie’s enclosure.

“I even came in on the snow day this year,” Pantera said.

Although it can be a bit of a burden, Pantera enjoys his time with Curie.

“It’s a really good stress reliever,” he said. “Once you spend a lot of time with him, you get to know his personality, which isn’t something you’d expect from a reptile.”

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