Snappy ever after

Matt Hill with Snuggles at Reptile Haven on Alexandra Road.
Matt Hill with Snuggles at Reptile Haven on Alexandra Road.

The newest resident of the West End is a baby crocodile called Snuggles.

The tiny croc, a spectacled caiman, is on show in Reptile Haven on Alexandra Road.

Owner Adam Hill bought Snuggles from another shop in Blackpool and says: “He’s not for sale.

“He’s just a talking point for people to look at. It’s not every day you can get to see a crocodile.

“He eats locusts and just about anything up to the size of a fist.”

Spectacled caimans are mainly found in South and Central America and can grow to a length of nine feet.

The animal gets its name from the bony ridge between the fronts of its eyes, which appears to join them like a pair of glasses.

Adam said he might keep the crocodile when it becomes an adult and there are “safety measures in place”.

He said: “He is a bit snappy at the moment but it is possible to tame them.”