Photo essay: Meet Leeds’s own Tyrannosaurus Pets

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the winter floods caused upheaval across Leeds, not least for Tyrannosaurus Pets.

The business had to move from its Kirkstall Road premises after being deluged on Boxing Day and has now set up base in the relative dryness of Headingley. Matthew Pedder, who runs the shop, had to find homes for about 250 animals while the mPhotoove took place. He said: “I don’t know if I could go through that again. It’s a bit worrying being in that area and thinking that it could flood.”

Spiny Tailed Dwarfe Monitor Lizard. Matthew Pedder at Tyrannosaurs Pets, Headingley.  PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Spiny Tailed Dwarfe Monitor Lizard. Matthew Pedder at Tyrannosaurs Pets, Headingley. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

At the time he said takings had dropped, adding: “If trade picks up in Headingley, we should be OK.”

Pictured (clockwise from top) are Mr Pedder with a monitor lizard, Joshua Mangham with a monitor lizard, an albino royal python, veiled chameleon, bearded dragons and Mr Mangham with a common boa constrictor.

Joshua Mangham with Natasha the Common boa constrictor.

Joshua Mangham with Natasha the Common boa constrictor.

Bearded Dragons.

Bearded Dragons.

Veiled Chameleon.

Veiled Chameleon.

Joshua Mangham with Ozzy a Oustalet's chameleon at Tyrannosaurs Pets.

Joshua Mangham with Ozzy a Oustalet's chameleon at Tyrannosaurs Pets.

Emily Turner, an outreach worker with the Basis Sex Work Project, who support sex workers in the managed zone in Holbeck. Picture Tony Johnson.

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