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

13 comments:

Leen Ash Burn said...

I doubt he has capture our local ones - Buaya darats.

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

jejaka yg sebelah kiri tu, was one of the crocodiles the good doctor has captured and tamed.

told ya 9's a magnet.

princesswaffzonkle said...

I too have adventures with Crocs.

anttyk said...

I love your grin, 9.

9 said...

leen:
i pon termasuk dlm katogori spesis ni ke, leen? :p

babe:
..pastuh dia reti call2 member blogging dia. :P

princesswaffleiron:
which crocs? the 'real ones' or the 'two-leggeed' variety?

antyyk:
bugger! that didn't come out quite rite..

Muddy said...

eh, what's the difference between a crocodile and alligator? (did i sound blonde here, but i really don't know...huhuhu)

9 said...

alligators have a more broader snout than a croc. also, when an alligator has its jaws closed, only the upper teeth can be seen unlike the croc where the upper and lower teeth can be seen.

out of the 23 species of the order; crocodilia, there are only 2 species which belongs to the family; alligatoridae - american alligator & chinese alligator.

clear now, blondie? :p

Freak & Geek said...

but u looked kinda short when u stood next to him?

r u? or juz the pix? :-P

9 said...

that's because he was standing one feet in front of me, so thats why i look kinda short.

hampeh ko, selalu cuba merendah-rendahkan aku.

kepala_angin said...

hi 9. how was the night excursion?

Desparil said...

looking at that pic of yours.. you kinda look familiar... ceh..

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