ANIMAL MAGIC: Barefoot bushman Rob Bredl delighted children with his animal display at the Cannonvale Woolworths on Saturday.
ANIMAL MAGIC: Barefoot bushman Rob Bredl delighted children with his animal display at the Cannonvale Woolworths on Saturday.

Animal magic at Woolies

CROWDS of children were at Cannonvale Woolworths on Saturday afternoon where barefoot bushman Rob Bredl had a range of native animals on display.

Woolworths Cannonvale relief store manager Tina Harrison said Mr Bredl was invited to the store as part of a trading day for the company's Aussie animal collectable cards.

Kids have been amassing the cards throughout the school holidays and Ms Harrison said in all there were 108 to collect.

"We held the trading day so they could swap with other children and get a full album of cards," she said.

"And Rob was kind enough to bring some of his animals along [on the day]."

A couple of snakes, a blue-tongue lizard, a cockatoo, some ducklings, a piglet, a Joey, a baby possum and lots of baby crocodiles were among Mr Bredl's animal entourage.

Ms Harrison said the interaction between the barefoot bushman, his animals and the children was "really great".

"It was overwhelming the amount of people who came and the amount of children - they just loved it," she said.

"And Rob really enjoyed it too - he enjoyed being out there and talking to all the kids."

Mr Bredl was well-known for his involvement with the former Whitsunday crocodile farm in Airlie Beach.

He also became known as the barefoot bushman, a name he gave to his first successful documentary series that sold worldwide.


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