Published on Wednesday 7 November 2012 15:13
A social group for disabled youngsters enjoyed a hair-raising Halloween encounter with snakes and scorpions last week.
But as wildlife expert Glen Arscott explained to members of Skegness Ability Group, the animals to fear most are often the least expected.
Though slithering snakes and scuttling spiders inspire dread in many people, Glen joked the cute and cuddly meerkats were the most dangerous animals in his menagerie.
Group leader Sylvia Myers said: “It was strange to learn that all of these scary creatures were perfectly safe, and when he put the tarantula on my hand it was very calm.”
Around 30 youngsters had the chance to handle various creatures including pythons, giant stick insects and skunks when they attended Skegness Youth Centre on Briar Way last Wednesday. (more…)