Unusual beasts on show in Portishead

A range of exotic animals visited Portishead Youth Centre.

A range of exotic animals visited Portishead Youth Centre. - Credit: Archant

Children got their hands on a range of exotic creatures at a youth club.

Portishead Youth Centre has hosted an animal care course in recent weeks, giving children the chance to get up close and personal with a range of beasts and creepy crawlies.

One of the topics covered in the six-week course was exotic pets, which saw the kids examine a royal python, rhinoceros iguana, boa constrictor, African land snail and giant millipede.

Dogs, rabbits and Guinea pigs were also showcased at the youth centre.

Youth worker Sally King said: “We have lots of different courses available for young people at the youth centre, many of which result in a certificate or qualification at the end.

“The animal care course was oversubscribed so we will be running another one in the summer.”

For more information on events coming up at the youth centre, email kim@portisheadyouthcentre.co.uk

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