Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers (Google eBook)
A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers
As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark?s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.
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Review: Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal TrainersUser Review - Amy Campbell - Goodreads
I thought this books was going to be more a book of interesting stories about things that happened at the training school instead it was focused more on the day to day workings of the school and why students do or do not make it as trainers. I gave up 5 chapters in. Read full review
Review: Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal TrainersUser Review - Elaykins - Goodreads
Very interesting read about the lessons people learn while they're trying to become exotic animal trainers. They're working with animals who are not domesticated and talks a lot about how hard the job is, and it also touches on their approach at training these animals. Read full review
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