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Croc Stars snap up Wonthaggi

CHILDREN were invited to pluck up their courage and meet some of Australia’s exciting reptiles during the first week of the school holidays.

Croc Stars Derek and Karen Ingham from the central coast of New South Wales toured to the Wonthaggi Plaza to introduce their fascinating brand of pets, including lizards, turtles, pythons and, of course, crocodiles.

“It’s been fantastic,” Karen said.

“The audiences grew bigger every day and the children were very receptive and up for a bit of fun.”

Derek and Karen have held an interest in Australian reptiles for 14 years and have been touring with their mobile reptile display for the past seven.

“This was our first time in Wonthaggi and the Plaza was very supportive; they’ve even invited us back,” Karen said.

As well as the touring show in shopping centres, Croc Stars also do events for birthdays, day care centres, schools, carnivals, agricultural shows, aged care and corporate events.

Karen said the children who came into the Wonthaggi Plaza over the week loved the display.

“They were willing to participate. Very few children were unwilling to have a pat,” she said.

The touring show wrapped up on Saturday, where extra prizes were up for grabs for children who listened carefully to the educational talk.

“As well as entertaining the children, we want to promote reptile awareness and teach children to leave reptiles alone out in the wild,” Karen said.

“It’s a lot of fun and the children are able to learn from it.”

Brave boy: from left, Cape Paterson’s Marlon Jackson was thrilled to meet a crocodile on Thursday under the supervision of Croc Stars’ Derek Ingham.

Brave boy: from left, Cape Paterson’s Marlon Jackson was thrilled to meet a crocodile on Thursday under the supervision of Croc Stars’ Derek Ingham.

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