It’s all just food to him…
Blog Guy, I just graduated from college and I’m looking for a job. A recruiter sent me a glossy brochure called “The Exciting World of Feeding Giant Reptiles,” and I wondered what you know about opportunities in that field.
Several recent grads have asked me the same thing. I’ve seen that brochure, with the folksy quotes from such legendary reptile feeders as Stumpy, Lefty and Elbow Willie.
While I understand the attraction of being able to put your hand in a blue plastic bucket of raw meat anytime you want, I just can’t recommend this career path.
The thing is, research is still being done on the subject of how far out of the water large crocodiles can leap, and there are indications that many of them have been holding back, if you catch my drift.
Thanks. That’s kind of disappointing, Blog Guy. Any job ideas for me? I majored in Film Studies and Creative Writing.
Is that right? On the other hand, this job does let you work outdoors in the sunshine and be around animals…
A zoo keeper feeds a crocodile during World Environment Day celebrations at the Malabon Zoo, metro Manila June 4, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco