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Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Macsjebs(m): 12:39am On Jan 04
Geraint Hopkins, the 'Snakeman', has turned his own home into a zoo with 120 snakes, 70 spiders, frogs, geckos and hedgehogs - and many other animals some wouldn't dream of living with.

His house, in Llanelli, is also filled with bald rats, lizards, cockroaches, frogs and cats and dogs. Geraint, with wife Yolande, have so many animals, they spend several hours a day cleaning up after them.

His journey began with one snake which he borrowed from a friend and used to raised money for charity during events. But it wasn't until he met his wife Yolande, when their collection eventually grew.

“I started with borrowing a snake from my mate and then, of course, I met Yolande and now we have hundreds of snakes," the 68-year-old said.

The pair estimate they own around 120 different snakes and 70 spiders, including Burmese pythons, albino pythons, a Mexican red knee tarantula and a salmon pink bird eater - which is the third-largest tarantula in the world.

"Snakes are definitely my favourite – people don’t realise how amazing they are. They are so intelligent. I just love being around them."

It takes two hours each day to clean up after the snakes and costs thousands each year to feed all of the animals in the house. “We have to wake up early and feed them all," said Geraint.

"What a lot of people don’t know is how long it takes to clean up after the snakes. When I'm not here we have a security man. We have CCTV and security all over the house – it takes a lot of time and effort to look after them all but we love it.”

He's even worked with Joey Essex, done a show for Sir Anthony Hopkins' birthday and cured people of their snake and spider phobias.

He added: “Meeting Yolande and marrying her has been my life highlight. And now we’ve got this place with hundreds of snakes and spiders and lizards – like you can see it’s like a zoo here.”

Their home is filled with dogs barking, bald rats and cats making unlikely friendships and venomous snakes and spiders.

He said: "I just love it all and Yolande loves it too – and who wants a boring life anyway?"
Source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/meet-snakeman-who-lives-120-23254076

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by theFilmtric: 12:40am On Jan 04

Ewwcry
Last last na Headline like this go end am» Man who turned his house into a zoo dies of mysterious multiple strangulation,snake bites...
No be first one we go see be this
Nigerian bloggers go use the news cash out big time
These Oyinbo no dey ever learn sad



check my signature like my page
theFilmtricsay

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Makavelli25: 12:43am On Jan 04
shit
embarassed

Nothing is as gross as this bald rat


embarassed Damn irritating


Lalasticlala I hear snake� na

Promise Land

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by internationalman(m): 12:49am On Jan 04
Nobody can take the title of snakeman from lalasticlala

Lalasticlala angry at the OP like

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by theFilmtric: 12:52am On Jan 04
internationalman:
Nobody can take the title of snakeman from lalasticlala

Lalasticlala angry at the OP like
cheesy
Do you guys wanna kill lala with mentions ni?


theFilmtricsay

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by cassidy1996(m): 5:53am On Jan 04
disgusting
Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by illicit(m): 8:02am On Jan 04
Won't the snake swallow the rats

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Fahdiga(m): 8:47am On Jan 04
A mentally challenged person. how on earth can people be this stupid

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by iamyemiakins(m): 9:50am On Jan 04
Let the food chain begin!
Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by osamz007: 1:27pm On Jan 04
iamyemiakins:
Let the food chain begin!

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by tillaman(m): 2:49pm On Jan 04
This is a lalasticlala wanna be!!
The only snake man we know here is lalasticlala

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Juliusmomoh(m): 3:45pm On Jan 04
Op, Where u de get all this news from.

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Macsjebs(m): 8:38pm On Jan 04
lalasticlala

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by prince2pac(m): 9:43am On Jan 05
Juliusmomoh:
Op, Where u de get all this news from.
abi, weird weird news

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Emmamay10: 1:54pm On Jan 05
'Snakes in the city' by Simon keys and siouxsie on National geographic channels makes me to start changing my orientation about snakes.I love the way they handle those snakes.
You will hear siouxsie saying Simon,Simon I can't see it...I can't see it......on the other hand,you will hear Simon saying siousie,siouxsie....yeah,yeah,...I can see it.it's black mamba, African most venomous snake.....
The show is my favourite on National geographic(wild).the only time I don't watch the show is when females are around.they scared alot.

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by TalkTalkTwins(m): 6:24pm On Jan 05
I love snakes a lot grin
Only if I can get a sweet python, they're not even bored, don't need exercises, don't eat much, nothing.

If only I can get one embarassed

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by cynthia9: 6:24pm On Jan 05
He is doing well

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Ugaboy: 6:24pm On Jan 05
Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by cosmatika(m): 6:24pm On Jan 05
He's possessed

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by obembet(f): 6:25pm On Jan 05
Lalasticlala and this man don't have anything in common. The man see snake as per while Lalasticlala see it as meat.

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by McAausim: 6:25pm On Jan 05
grin



Lalalalastic cum to mind...

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Freestainworld(m): 6:25pm On Jan 05
Let him come to Nigeria with his pets, Nigerians are good zoo keeper's.
Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Racoon(m): 6:25pm On Jan 05
cheesy Welcome! Guy man must be Lalasticlala's best friend and buddy.

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by bluefilm: 6:25pm On Jan 05
Macjebs on the beat

Happy New year guy
Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by englishmart(m): 6:25pm On Jan 05
This is living a unique, purposeful life. Not copying what every other person does

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Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by DbestPro: 6:26pm On Jan 05
Risky stuff
Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by Raalsalghul: 6:26pm On Jan 05
Blood of Jesus! shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by olisefom: 6:26pm On Jan 05
Scary
Re: Meet 'Snakeman' Who Lives With 120 Pet Snakes, 70 Spiders, Bald Rats In Wales by free2ryhme: 6:26pm On Jan 05
Macsjebs:
Source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/meet-snakeman-who-lives-120-23254076

well, he is not living with a black mamba nor gaboon viper undecided

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