Our sister magazine Mountain Biking UK added a reptilian dimension to their March 'First Look' photoshoot in the form of a large blood python called Lola.
Why? We're not entirely sure. If you're intrigued, amused or just a tiny bit titillated by snakes, make sure you get hold of MBUK issue 275, which hits shops on 7 March 2012. You can also get it on your iPhone or iPad at http://goo.gl/8xFBn.
In the meantime, check out this behind the scenes clip of art editors Jimmer and Nick getting up close and personal with Lola.
We are having trouble displaying this video