Children from Johanna Primary School in Waterloo have met some live creatures at Oxo Tower Wharf.
There was noisy excitement as Alice Purdy from the Tropical Forest at Syon Park produced a scorpion and called for volunteers to let their hand be a platform for others to view the creature.
Also present was Tropical Forest founder Tony Purdy who helped to drape the snakes around the necks of several keen volunteers.
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