Things got a little bit exotic today when Cool Creatures paid a visit to Wester Hailes library to let some of the children who use the library get up close with a selection of animals and creepy crawlies.
There was a wide selection of animals that the children got to interact with, holding some and petting others, including a skunk, a meerkat, a tortoise, a lizard, a tarantula, a millipede and a huge python!
The kids had a lot of fun with the animals though some parents were a bit frightened of Mariah the tarantula. There was also a close call when the skunk got a bit frightened!
You can find out more about Cool Creatures on their Facebook. Have a look at our pictures below to see all the animals!