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