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Baytree Garden Centre in Weston holds annual Reptile Show




Pythons and tarantulas were among an array of reptiles brought out in celebration on Sunday.

The event included a competition in which members of the public brought their pets to contend for titles such as 'best snake', 'best lizard' and 'best young handler'.

The Garden Centre's Mark Elliot said: "The whole point is to get like minded people together and celebrate all things exotic.

"It also allows people who are interested to see our collection here and share knowledge too."

Katheryn Degg and a Uromastyx lizard.
Katheryn Degg and a Uromastyx lizard.

A vet was also on hand to give free health checks to the tarantulas, pythons, iguanas and stick insects that were brought in by the public.

Jack May, a supervisor in the pet department, said: "It was a good informative day, lots to be learnt for people who brought their pets in and for people interested who want to know more.

"Credit has to go to Joseph Charlton, he did an amazing job with organising the event for everyone."

The reptile show, which will return next year, raised money at the event through entry fees and a raffle which will go to charity.


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