Jeepers Creepers look what visited Polwell lane!
People we support at Polwell Lane got up close and personal with some very unusual visitors at their home in Kettering, Northants. Snakes, tarantulas’, beaded dragons, giant cockroaches, giant African snails, and a tortoise were amongst the reptile collection brought in by Tony Hewitt of ‘Jeepers Creepers’ in November.
Jeepers Creepers have many reptiles in their care, in all shapes and sizes, some of which have been rescued when injured or unwanted and unable to be returned.
Helping to raise money to keep and look after the reptiles, the Hewitt’s take them out giving informative talks and allowing guests to become very hands on.
Tony gave a talk on the history of individual reptiles sharing details about what they eat and how best to look after them. It was great for everyone to get the chance to see and feel these amazing animals, not everyone was happy to touch and hold them, especially the very large python who can swallow a whole giant rat!
The tarantulas also caused the squeamish to hide.
Everyone agreed, the visit made for a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable morning and they look forward to welcoming Tony, back again next year.
If you would like to find out more about life at Polwell Lane, our activities and events, please contact the home. The service is rated ‘Good’ by regulator, the Care Quality Commission.