A humorous and vastly illuminating autobiographical account of the incredible life of Daniel P Mannix, or should one say, the life of the incredible Daniel P Mannix � from the beginning � how his love of animals began and grew into a life-long passion.
With an eye for the absurd, impeccable timing, and exceptional attention to detail, the author whisks you through the highlights of his eventful career: catching skunks with a burlap bag as an eight year old, dressed in dinner clothes and patent leather pumps; discouraging unwelcome debutantes by putting a ten-foot alligator in the swimming pool; fainting while standing at attention at a prestigious navel academy and becoming the first cadet in four generations to be discharged; beginning married life with the love of his life, Jule, in a New York City apartment as Aguila the bald eagle terrorizes the dog and shreds the furniture; living next door to Elizabeth Taylor who, as a girl, was � beautiful, delightful, and completely reckless� and, as a result, was almost killed by his Mexican green rattlesnake; and sharing his home with an otter, �a delirious inchworm�, who bathed in the toilet and slept on the bed after carefully drying himself on the pillow. LOL
This is the kind of book you can't put down � the kind of book that makes you hoot and howl and nudge the nearest friend or family member in order to retell stories that beg to be shared and re-told over and over again. Not to be confused with James Harriot's book of the same title written almost 25 years later, this is a rare look at one man's endeavor to study and understand animals of the wild; now available in digital form to entertain and educate a new generation.
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