Friday, August 11, 2006
My Adventure with the Croc Doc
Dr Barr doing what he does best on Nat Geo channel
Dr. Brady Barr, is an expert on the modern crocodilian species and has conducted field research on crocodiles and alligators on four continents. He is the only known man to capture (for scientific purposes of course) all 23 species of crocs and alligator in the world. He is the resident croc expert of Nat Geo channel and has hosted serveral shows i.e. Croc Chronicles, Reptile Rules, on the channel.
Last week, he was in town for a few days on his asian road trip to talk about his experience in chasing crocs around the globe. So, in the capacity of the Herp Group Coordinator of MNS Selangor, I dragged 2 of my volunteers to the zoo, where he was giving his talk. I could see he was knackered from having 3 shows a day for the last 2 days so wasn't able to really sit down and chat with him. I was only able to introduce myself to him, and stopped short of trading bite scars or crazy stunts done with dangerous reptiles. Furthermore, I didn't want to impose myelf on him seeing how tired he was. (3rd rudest city in the world, my arse).
We stayed for his show, and I could see why he was so exhausted, seeing as how animated he was in giving the talk. Here's hoping for his next visit, where hopefully we would be better prepared to receive him.
9, Dr. Brady Barr, Yanti & Khatijah at Zoo Negara