A CAMEL caught shoppers off guard as he helped an estate agent celebrate its opening.
Abode Anderson-Dixon held the open day at its Market Place premises as it marked its one-month anniversary.
Joe the Bactrian camel stole the show as the guest of honour, with visitors excited by the unusual sight.
He was joined by Kune Kune piglets, lambs, chickens, pygmy goats and rabbits.
Nathan Anderson-Dixon, of Abode, said: "We had a lot of families that came to see the animals and some passers-by.
"MP Andrew Griffiths came down to meet with Joe the camel and collect a cheque for £310 which was donated by Abode to Kyreigh's Kause.
"We took donations from the generous public which will be donated online."