Talk to us about your life as a trained zoologist. Your house must be a zoo, so to speak.
I have big cats, crocodiles, and venomous snakes. Our facility is a 501(c)3 nonprofit called Dragon Ranch. I rescue injured, sick, and displaced American crocodiles for the state of Florida. I have a 14-foot, 1,000-pound male who comes when I call him and eats out of my hand. He came to us with terrible injuries and no one expected him to live. Five years later, after a lot of work and dedication, he has become a major success story.
My cobras know me from everyone else, but all that means is they focus on me no matter who else may be there because they know I'm the only one in the room they can't intimidate and I'm the only one who handles them. It annoys me when people ask about my pet cobras. I work with them and handle them every day, cleaning cages, feeding, etc., but there is no such thing as a pet cobra.