A group of guinea pigs were the obvious candidates to try out a miniature polling station at Longleat this week.
The quartet of straw pollsters were among the first to leave their marks on the ballot paper ahead of this Thursday’s General Election.
The guinea pigs were offered a list of candidates which included Ms G Raff, Mrs C Lyon and Mr R Madillo representing a range of parties like the Liberal Meerkats, the Green Tree Frog party and the Boa Constrictor party
Keeper Rebecca said, “the entire process went extremely smoothly despite the fact there were a large number of spoiled ballots."
"We’re hoping our visitors enjoyed the early election and that it might just persuade a few more of them to turn up on Thursday to exercise their right to vote.”