PICTURES: Snakes and spiders visit town centre

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures, including this baby albino python called Pandora. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures, including this baby albino python called Pandora. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

The town centre went from concrete jungle to actual jungle on Saturday when shoppers got up close and personal with some exotic wildlife.

Ruth McGrath, pictured with a lizard, was among the 800 shoppers who visited the RepTylers stall in Montague Street.

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures. Pictured is Ruth McGrath with a lizard. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures. Pictured is Ruth McGrath with a lizard. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Among the animals on show were furless guinea pigs, Pandora the baby albino python, a bullfrog and Charlotte the tarantula.

Town centre manager Sharon Clarke said: “Some children don’t like shopping but hopefully this will encourage them to come back into town and get excited.”

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures, including this tarantula called Charlotte. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures, including this tarantula called Charlotte. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

RepTylers introduced shoppers in Worthing town centre to a variety of exotic creatures. Picture: Eddie Mitchell