tWitch Faces His Snake Fears
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tWitch Faces His Snake Fears

All right, I have no idea
what’s about to happen because our next guest
is an animal expert who is going to show us different
animals from around the world. Now there are some
animals that I love, and some that I
love a little less. It’s going to be good. It’s going to be good. From Washington, D.C, please
welcome David Mizejewski. How you doing, man? Good to see. Hi, David. So you guys love animals, right? Yes. Yes. That’s why I like to hear. I work for the National
Wildlife Federation, and we’re all about protecting
wildlife around the world. So I brought some really
amazing wildlife ambassadors that you guys can meet. OK. I can’t wait. All right. So why don’t we bring
out our first animal. I guarantee you’ve probably
never seen this animal before. OK. It is called a binturong. And let’s see. We’re going to– So cute. So cute. Let’s see if we can get her over
here and chewing on a banana now. We’re not going to touch
her because she’s got sharp claws and sharp fangs. That is OK with me. Here we go. Here we go. Let’s see if she’ll
eat the banana. She’s not going
to eat the banana. What’s her name. Her name is Saba. Now this is an animal
that you probably never seen or heard of because
they live in Southeast Asia, in the jungles. They’re actually
declining in the wild. And, of course, she wants to
get up on my shoulder here. Let’s see if we can give her– She’s so cute. Let’s show everybody what she
looks like up front there. So anyway, this is an animal
that lives in the jungles. And see that big fat tail there? They actually use
that as a fifth limb. They can actually hold
onto branches with it. All right, we’re probably going
to send her back before she– Yeah, I’ll give you that. Wow. We’ve got a bunch more
cool animals out here. That was cool, I liked that one. Binturong, they’re
threatened in the wild. They’re declining. So again, they need our help. All right, next one you
guys, are going to love, too. This, we’re going
to be kind of quiet. She’s just a little baby here. OK. This is a serval. This is a wildcat
that’s native to Africa. Now what do servals eat? Now servals are pretty
cool because they have super long legs,
and Sabi is just getting those really
long legs, because they live in the African grasslands. And so they can actually
jump over six feet in the air and catch birds
right out of the sky. See, we from Africa,
that’s why she like us. They also eat rodents
like most other cats do. Thank you serval kitten. Let’s bring out our
next animal now. You might be a
little bit spooked by the next animal
that we have here. How are you holding up? You guys, actually,
I’m proud of you. I didn’t know how you
were going to react. I didn’t know how you were going
to react to this next animal. Because– whoa–
because they smell fear. Grab the back end. I’ll hold the head end. OK. Do you know what this is? It’s a snake. That’s a killer, right there. Well OK, I’m glad you said that. You said that it’s a killer. It sure is. Most snakes are 100%
harmless to people. It’s a boa constrictor. If you were a bird
or a mammal living in the jungles of Central
America or South America, yes this is an animal that
could be dangerous to you. What’s her name. So this is Bonita. Bonita. And she’s beautiful. She’s beautiful. Snakes need our love. It’s not just a cute and
cuddly and the furry animals that deserve potentially. Does she lay eggs? No, they actually
give live birth. Most reptiles lay eggs. That’s a really great question. This group of snakes
actually give live birth to little babies. You want to hold it? Come on you can do it. We’re not going to put
it around your neck. I just want you to
feel this strength. Because it constricts, so– OK, all right. I want you to feel like
strength and the weight. Don’t they smell fear? They feel fear don’t they? Actually pulling
scent particles out of the air with that tongue. That’s why snakes
flick their tongue. It’s not because
they’re trying to sting you or something like that. It kind of has a grip on my arm. So it’s making me
a little nervous. I’m going to help you with that. I’m going to help you with that. There you go. I got her. See, it’s not letting go. Look, look. You could put her
around someone’s neck? I wouldn’t do that because
they’re pretty strong. It’s holding onto my arm. There we go. There we go. We’re going to
send her back now. Yeah. Bye, Bonita. You can step over here
because our last animal– Why you push me to hold it? Our last animal is going to
be over here on the grass. All right, guys, come
on over here with me. You know what this is. Look, that’s a zebra. I’m going to give
you each one carrot. OK, you got this. Just hold the tip
of it like this. I always wanted to know
why do they have stripes? All right, so
zebras have stripes because actually
new research has shown that it actually
helps protect them from the parasitic flies. It confuses the flies. I got you, buddy. Let me walk him this
way a little bit. It’s just like Lion King. What’s his name? This is Zimba. Zimba the zebra. Pretty easy to remember. Now, notice, too, the color
of his stripes here are brown. When they’re young and they’re
born, their stripes are brown. And these stripes are
kind of like fingerprints. So it’s every animal
has a unique set. National Wildlife
Federation, we really hope everybody out
there joins our cause and gets involved
protecting wildlife. We focus on America’s wildlife,
but it’s up to everybody out there to get
involved if we’re going to save these
beautiful creatures. Thank you so much, man. David’s book Attracting Birds,
Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife is available now. We’ll be right back.


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