Snakes and spiders visit Hillside

A ranger from animal handling experience company, Zoolab, recently brought snakes, spiders and insects to Hillside Nursing Home in Huyton, Merseyside.

Our residents love to meet creepy crawlies from time to time – and on this occasion, we were able to handle furry tarantulas and leathery lizards, among others.

Our manager, Gill, said: “We have visits from Zoolab quite often. Holding, petting and feeding animals is one of our residents’ favourite things to do. Having a snake, spider or stick insect in their hands is always an interesting, sensory experience.

“The rangers talk about how each animal lives in the wild and what they like to eat. This activity always creates a real buzz.”

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