Beavers and Cubs joined together last night to “face their fears” on a reptile handling evening at Bowling Green Lane. It was also a chance for the leaders to face theirs as well… they were definitely more difficult to persuade to undertake some of the “fear” challenges then the children!
Ro’s Reptiles brought in a selection of snakes, spiders (gulp), lizards and scorpions for the children to see, touch and hold-if they were brave enough!
Boa constrictors that could grow up to be big enough to eat a whole deer…
Multi-coloured corn snakes, ranging from yellow to pink, green to brown…
A “baby”, (although it was huge already), albino green Burmese python..
A lizard that would eat anything and needed to be on a lead for walkies….
A spider that had recently had over 200 babies….(some had escaped in their house….)
Some scorpions that looked pretty scary…..
All the animals had one thing in common; they all came from Countries/Continents beginning with the letter “A”…America, Australia, Asia, Argentina and Africa.
We also learnt what the difference was between a snake and a lizard and it wasn’t that one had no legs! It’s that snakes don’t have ears or eyelids!
Pictures below of some of the children (and leaders) being exceptionally brave!
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