ONE of Grantham’s more exotic shops held an open day last week - giving visitors a rare chance to get their hands on a python!
LA Reptiles in King’s Walk, Grantham, gave braver visitors the chance of some hands-on time with the wide range of reptiles on sale.
Kye Short of LA Reptiles said: “We always try to educate people - it’s the main thing with events like this.
“A lot of people think they know what reptiles are like. They think snakes are slimy but when they get a chance to come in and handle them they say “Wow, that’s nothing like what I thought”.”
Star attractions on the day were the store’s two Burmese Pythons, the largest of which - called Buttercup - is 16ft long.
Also popular was the peregrine falcon, brought in for the day by the store owner.
Mr Short said: “The open day went well - it was one of our better days.
“We sold some of our higher range reptiles including a snake worth £700.”