I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor

It was said in Vaudeville that you should never work with children or animals.

I don’t know about the children, but I do know about the animals.

For five years, I was a docent at the Los Angeles Zoo. Mostly that meant taking fourth-grade to middle-schoolers around the enclosures and explaining that, no, that wasn’t the elephant’s fifth leg—or his trunk. Continue reading