Britain's Strangest Pets

Series 1 - Episode 3

Jack Heathcoat

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Just outside Nottingham there stands a house not unlike any other in the street – but something strange lurks beneath the floorboards! Jack Heathcoat has converted his basement into a tropical underwater world, thought to be the largest home aquarium in Britain.

In Colchester, reptile enthusiasts Glenn and Maureen Cousins regularly sit down to breakfast with a bearded dragon. Glen and Maureen also have 17 snakes and six lizards as well as tarantulas and scorpions, but it is Burmese Python Mia who is the queen of the flock. At four and a half metres long and weighing six stone, she is thought to be one of the biggest snakes in England.

In Hertfordshire, Mark Amey runs an exotic pet shop catering to the growing market for reptilian pets. But he also has some very special animals that he keeps at home. Mark's pride and joy is his venom room, where he keeps his personal collection of some of the world's deadliest reptiles.

On the Isle of Wight, Kevin Fallon and his wife Pauline live with their labrador Sherrie. She loves having a cup of tea in the morning but she also has an unusual hobby – she is a surfing sensation.


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