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Walking on the Wild Side at Berryhill

25th November, 2011

Residents at Berryhill Village have enjoyed handling some exotic animals.

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100-year-old Minnie Fox, who is the oldest person at the Stoke-on-Trent retirement village, was eager to get to know all of the animals and even allowed the animal man to put a long snake around her neck.

As well as the snake and some birds, the braver residents were also introduced to a tarantula.

Activities Support Worker Michelle Knight said that everyone involved had had a great time. "It put a smile on so many faces and brought residents down who don't always want to join in," she said. "It was such a nice afternoon and the residents really enjoyed it."

Picture: 100-year-old Minnie Fox holding a snake.

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Lucy Henson, PR officer
0789 105 3062
lucy.henson@extracare.org.uk