Yep thats a real boa that the kids are holding and real iguanas too :) Chris has a real phobia of snakes as you can see in his face - he did overcome his fear though and enjoyed the experience in the end. Adam loves all reptiles and couldn't get enough of the snakes. Jaime, Natalie and Sophie all held the snakes and iguanas with varying degrees of comfort. little Benji liked the iguana (so long as it held completely still in his hands) but would not come within spitting distance of the snake! Actually he dropped the iguana pretty smartly as soon as it started to move up his arms lol :)
Now incase you think that I chickened out on the experience check this out!
Yep, thats me holding a real live Pacific boa - and loving the experience too I may add.