Slith­er­ing ex­po­sure

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

LET­TING a python slither around her neck and arm was among the unique and en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ences Ger­man woman Josephine Men­geler had film­ing a pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion se­ries in the Dou­glas re­gion re­cently.

Ms Men­geler, 21, was at the Wildlife Habi­tat last week with a film crew from the pop­u­lar re­al­ity tele­vi­sion se­ries House Hunters to shoot an episode of the show while stay­ing at the stun­ning Mai Tai re­sort, which is owned by her un­cle, An­dre de Walsche, in the hills of Moss­man.

“This is my first ever trip to Aus­tralia and the Far North and I love the weather and Aus­tralia - it’s so trop­i­cal, green and warm in com­par­i­son to Ger­many,” Ms Men­geler said.

“The python was a lit­tle fright­en­ing at first but I was sur­prised how soft he was.

“We don’t have such dan­ger­ous an­i­mals in Ger­many so it was lovely to see so many beau­ti­ful and dan­ger­ous species.”

House Hunters takes view­ers be­hind the scenes as in­di­vid­u­als, cou­ples and fam­i­lies to learn what to look for and de­cide whether or not a home is meant for them.

It fo­cuses on the emo­tional ex­pe­ri­ence of find­ing and buy­ing a new home and each episode shows the process as buy­ers search for their new place.

The crew spent four days show­ing off the high­lights of the re­gion af­ter Ms Men­geler had been filmed in Ger­many leav­ing Cologne and then ar­riv­ing here and stay­ing at her un­cle’s Mai Tai Re­sort.

The crew trav­elled through the Port Dou­glas and Ju­lat­ten look­ing for a home for Ms Men­geler.

House Hunters In­ter­na­tional is aired in more than 100 coun­tries throughout the world via the ca­ble net­work on the HGTV chan­nel.

The Aus­tralian shows are the high­est rat­ing of the se­ries with more than 1.9 mil­lion view­ers and the film­ing of the lat­est episode high­light­ing the Dou­glas re­gion and its at­trac­tions is due to be aired in Oc­to­ber.

House Hunters: An­dre de Walsche and niece Josephine be­ing filmed

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