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Scales and Fluffy Tails - Animal Visit

Scales and Fluffy Tails - Animal Visit

You can experience something new, at any age. 

Just before self-isolation became a challenge for us all, the residents of Mayflower Reservoir enjoyed a thrilling animal visit they won’t forget soon.

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Pictured above: John has a close encounter with a turtle. The smile says it all!

On a happy afternoon in the sunroom of our Reservoir home, Animals on The Move dropped in with some interesting and wild animals in tow.

The assortment of reptilian delights included a friendly Python, Bearded Dragon, Blue Tongue Lizard, and a very long necked Long Neck Turtle.

Hello Possums!

There were also two adorable and very social possums, including a tiny Sugar Glider and Brushtail Possum, that made a very popular appearance.

The fun wasn’t just for residents. Staff loved getting involved in the action, experiencing a python on their shoulders or holding the Long Neck Turtle.

Resident Janis, pictured below, said she enjoyed the afternoon and had her first experience with a snake.

“It’s the first time I’ve had a snake around my neck!” said Janis. “It was scary but fun and interesting, and I’m so glad I was able to experience it.”

It is moments like these we are reminded that there are opportunities to embrace new adventures and thrills, at any age.

New experiences can help you build your self-esteem and confidence, squeeze more out of life, and gives you a great opportunity to make new friends.

So, what are you going to try for the first time?

 

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Pictured above Alex and Annabel share a moment with a Blue Tongue lizard.

 

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Hello, possum! Residents enjoyed hand feeding this nocturnal cutie. 

 

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Margaret had a rare encounter with a teeny tiny Glider Possum. 

 

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John is tentative as he meets the Python for the first time. Pictured here with nurse Rupa. You can learn more about Rupa, by clicking here. 

 

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Janis tells us she enjoyed the afternoon and had her very first experience holding a snake.

 

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Staff member Annabel also took the opportunity to get cosy with the Python.

 

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Now that is a long neck! Everyone enjoyed the experience of patting the long neck turtle.