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How much would you cackle in a cave for?

A tourist attraction near London has gotten 100 applicants since advertising for a "witch" to live in a "spacious" cave, cackle and amuse the tourists, according to a Reuters story. The reason everyone wants to sit in a cave and cackle? The gig pays $80,000 a year.

The successful candidate must also not be allergic to cats and will perform "a range of tasks" including magic at an open audition July 28.

One key qualification -- so the children aren't frightened at the family attraction -- is that the "witch" not be scary. Men, women and transgenders are welcome to apply.

Wookey Hole caves in Somerset, England, is looking for someone new to play a witch in the caves because the previous employee has retired.

"We want a friendly witch with a devilish element," said Gayle Pennington, marketing assistant at the caves, to Reuters.

The legend in the area is that the Wookey Witch was turned to stone by the medieval Abbott of Glastonbury to rid villagers of her curse.

No word if the successful candidate has to transform into stone.
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