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A Zookeeper's Memoirs

Author Peter Brazaitis gives a behind-the-scene account of his career working as a zookeeper and forensic specialist with exotic reptiles and other animals in his book "You Belong in a Zoo!"

He stopped by The Early Show with his California King snake friend for a little show and tell.

The book is a memoir of his move from Brooklyn to the Bronx Zoo to peruse his love of exotic animals. He later became curator of the Central Park Zoo and he continues to work with law enforcement as a forensic specialist.

In the book, Brazaitis tells tales of catching alligators in the reservoirs of New York, capturing giant crocodiles in Venezuela and giant frogs in West Africa to finding mummified human heads in a Bronx apartment.

Click here to read an excerpt from "You Belong in a Zoo!"