Friday, 22 April 2011

Essex Jungle

Channel 5 appears to be cashing in on the bad name of Essex. Wednesday night's Essex Jungle featured a retired prison officer who owned a Caiman "just across the Essex border" in Strood, which is, erm, Kent. So it should have been Kent Jungle.

Yes, there was a bloke from Great Wakering who dressed like Crocodile Dundee and rescued pythons and bearded dragons from owners no longer able to cope, and a pet shop in Leigh-on-sea that had a rattle snake and a woman in Southend trying to get her bearded dragons to mate.

But are there really more exotic pets in Essex than any other county? And how come that pet rescuer hasn't caught the trouser snake stuffed down Joey Essex's jeans yet?

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