- School uses python to teach youngsters
- March 9, 2011 | 0 Responses
A 13 ft rock python was one of the guests at St Lukes School in Redbourn during its Animal Experience Day, those with insurance for pets might be interested to learn.
The snake was one of a variety of exotic animals brought to the school to help educate the children, reports Hemel Today.
Chris Engstrom, extended schools worker, commented: “The children absolutely loved it – especially the snakes.
“They learned a lot about what the animals eat, how they live, where they come from and how they are cared for.”
Among the other fauna that visited the learning establishment were tarantulas, chameleons, goats, rabbits, racing ferrets and bearded dragons.
Those who own exotic animals, such as pythons or lizards, might want to consider taking out insurance for pets to help cover the cost of any medical treatment required.
From this Saturday (March 12th), the longest snake on exhibit in America – Buttercup the 23 ft reticulated python – will be on show at Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee.