Saturday, July 07, 2007

Absurdity #27- Job More Dangerous than Pastoring?

absurd-ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous

I thought that pastoring was rough. Sheep do bite! But their bite is not often fatal like the bite of this persons constituents!

Some might say Doctor Brady Barr is a little eccentric, what with his dressing up as a crocodile to crawl along on his belly and pat the real beasts. But Dr Barr would say his bravery in getting up close and personal with the killer reptiles is all in the name of science. And yes, he did make a snappy dresser.

The zoologist risks life and limb to study up close a colony of Nile crocodiles in Tanzania. And it's no mean feat - the animals can grow up to 20ft long. The expert says he's very safe. His costume consists of a glass fibre head attached to a metal Kevlar reinforced shell, which is smeared with hippo dung to hide his scent.

Dr Barr claims to be unique in having studied all 23 species of crocodiles, alligators and caymans in the wild.

Adds new meaning to a sheep in wolf's clothing!

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