of a Lara Croft style nature series was filmed at Hazelfield
Garden Centre on Monday, 19th February and I went along
to meet Presenters, Emily Cook and Hannah Parathian on the
film set, along with Sheila, the 15 foot Burmese python.
rest of the 'Wild Babes', action packed nature series will
be filmed on location and explores the wildlife of Indonesia.
the python belongs to Rainforest Reptiles, which can be
found at Hazelfield Garden World and is well worth a visit.
the photos left, Emily (blonde) and Hannah (brunette) handle
Sheila for the first time. The girls can be seen again below
with Tom Wheeler (left), owner of Rainforest Reptiles and
assistant, Richard Browning who were assisting with the
snake handling. I have used two shots virtually the same
here so that I could show the snake a little closer as it
is amazing just how camouflaged Sheila is against Hannah's
two girls could not hold Sheila for very long because she
is surprisingly heavy. I stroked the snake's head out of
curiosity and it's a strange feeling - scaley rather than
slippery as I had expected. Sheila is a friendly snake and
I almost wanted to take her home with me.
the photo below, the two presenters pose on the bonnet of
the Wild Babes' jeep, which will be used in the series.
the bottom photograph, I stepped back to show the film set