snakes alive can travel to most parts of the South East, Essex and London to provide a wide range of Lizards, Snakes, Amphibians, Insects and Arachnids (Spiders) for hire, to use in:


  • Visual media 

  • Theatre and stage

  • Phobia and confidence sessions

  • Television and film 

  • Music videos

  • Fashion photo shoots

  • Radio

  • Promotion

  • Product launches and corporate hire

  • Launch parties / events

  • Themed events

  • Weddings Entertainment 



If you are not sure what animal you are after send us an email detailing what you hope to achieve and we will be in touch. You can also see some of our animals in action in the slideshow below

Event organisers please ONLY use those few Animal exhibitors who are licensed by their Local Authority. If you choose a business without a licence then they are trading illegally and their Public Liability insurance could possibly be void. Always ask to see their license.

from £275*


  • Prices start from £275 for central London, any other areas available on request. Early starts or late finishes start at £295

  • Additional time is charged at £50 per hour

*Travelling costs are charged on top of the £275 if we need to travel by car. 




Remember to let us know what animals you require in the details box on the quote form.  



Visual Media

Perfect for adding content and interest to social media 

Fashion Shoots

Watches, handbags and hats, snakes make great accessories for fashion shoots or photo shoots in general. 

Theatre and Stage

Pete once crawled under the stage with 10 foot long Boa Constrictor Belle to get to stage right in time. 

TV and Film

Our animals have made appearances on many shows and our staff are experienced at supporting teams behind the scenes.


Charity awareness campaigns, British made chocolate or refreshing ice tea with have help promote various projects. 


From sensual and exotic to creepy and terrifying snakes are very popular and photographic subjects, but our lizards, bugs and tortoises are also available. 

Music Videos

If only our animals had an autograph book you would be able to see the famous singers they have worked alongside. 

Themed Events

From Hubble Bubble Halloween Events to the infamous 'bush tucker trials' from "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here" themed parties we are here to help.  

Product Launches

We frequently help companies with product launch events.


We have been on various Radio shows.

Launch Parties

Remember that one time we met Little Mix in a bar? 

Corporate Events

We can add interest to your displays at corporate events or even provide team building within companies. 


Understanding the nature and features of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates is not only imperative to our line of work but something we really care about. 


If you are doing an intimate photo shoot and would prefer to only have women in the room, female snake handlers may be available upon request.


If you are in need of a photographer or a studio we can put you in touch with some local professional photographers. 

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