If you've ever fancied meeting a crocodile - specifically a spectacled caiman
- you can find them at the excellent South American-themed Amazona Zoo in Cromer (amazonazoo.
Mechanic David Albert Jackson kept the spectacled caiman
in his garage, but the animal was confiscated after a raid by police, the council and animal welfare officers.
They found the lemurs, along with three African dwarf crocodiles, monkeys, a spectacled caiman
and nine snakes - including pythons and boa constrictors.
It features tiny scarlet frogs sumo wrestling, baby worm-like caecilians feasting on their mother's skin, mother salamanders viciously defending their broods against marauders and spectacled caiman
filmed taking care of creches of up to 100 young.
TV firsts in the series include tiny scarlet frogs sumo wrestling, baby worm-like caecilians feasting on their mother's skin, mother salamanders viciously defending their broods and spectacled caiman
taking care of creches of up to 100 young.
For example, the spectacled caiman
, a species of crocodile, can live more than 100 years and grow to nine feet; monitor lizards can grow to more than six feet and are capable of eating large prey, such as a cat or even a dog; constrictor snakes are capable of causing serious damage to a full-grown man and could certainly kill a young child.
Last year, the animal charity rescued more than 3,700 unwanted or abandoned exotic animals in England and Wales, including a Misssissippi alligator kept in a pond liner in a 10ft bedroom, a spectacled caiman
crocodile bought in a pub for pounds 20 and eight deadly snakes recovered from one home.
Two species are commonly found: the spectacled caiman
, or jacare tinga, and the large black caiman, jacare acu.
The exotic animal collector, who also owns lizards, snakes and frogs, had been keeping the Spectacled Caiman
in a lock-up at Snowdon Road, near the town centre.