YOUNGSTERS at a Scarborough play group had a wild time as they got up close and personal with a group of exotic creatures.
Staff and children at Dovecote Playgroup, which meets at St Columbas Church, were visited by a host of unusual animals and reptiles.
The creatures were brought by students Sara Laurie and Rich McGuinn who are both studying animal management at Yorkshire Coast College.
The pair introduced the children, who are aged between two and fives years old, to three snakes, two rats, two bearded lizards, a tree frog and a giant slug.
Play group leader Glenda Hodgson said: “Sara and Rich brought the animals in so the children had the opportunity to see, touch and learn about these exotic creatures.
“They taught the children about where these animals lived, what they eat and what to do.
“It was an absolutely fantastic day. All the children were really very good, and were very interested in all the animals.
“To say they are so young they behaved very well and were keen to learn about the animals as we have done a topic on animals at the play group.
“All the staff would like to thank Sara and Rich for bringing the animals in.”