See ya later, crocodile!
Mr. Johnson, we’re here to apply for one of those “Zoo Performer” jobs you advertised. Can you tell us a little about what we’d have to do?
Sure thing, Chris. You stick your head in a crocodile’s mouth for the amusement of zoo visitors.
That’s because you don’t know about the space-age polymer mouth guards our crocodiles wear. These big guys can’t close their mouth, no matter how hard they try.
Mr. Johnson, may I ask a question about the jobs?
Of course, Julie.
Yes, if they were real, Julie, but these are just agile little men in realistic crocodile costumes.
Whew. That’s good to know. Are you still hiring?
Well, Julie and Chris, unfortunately all of our zoo performer jobs have already been filled, but we’ll keep your applications. Zoo Performing opportunities can turn up here quite unexpectedly. You’ll probably hear from us this afternoon.
Top: Zoo performer Theerapone Manolai smiles as he puts his head between the jaws of a crocodile during a performance for tourists at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo, east of Bangkok, August 16, 2011.
Right: Zoo performer Kanthida Jantanct smiles as she puts her head between the jaws of a crocodile during a performance.
Bottom right: Kanthida Jantanct smiles as she poses on a crocodile.
REUTERS photos by Sukree Sukplang