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Python Surgery

Python Surgery

I once assisted in an unanaesthetized minor surgery on a 14-foot reticulated python. This little event happened at one of the jobs I’ve loved most in my life, working for the NC Museum of Life and Science, many moons ago. I helped design exhibits, made trips to carry animals to and from different locations in […]

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Baby Possum

A Possum Named Zero

I adored my job at the museum. In addition to all the museum’s design work, I loved hanging out with and helping the animal staff. Because the museum had such an extensive animal collection, we were often the recipients of lost, abandoned, or wounded animals. One day a shoebox — well-poked with pencil-sized holes — […]

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