Nobody but nobody who smells of dead mice and rats is allowed to go into Faust's enclosure.
That's a hard and fast rule for keepers at the Shedd Aquarium's temporary exhibit of lizards from around the world. Faust, an 8-foot-long Komodo dragon, normally is pretty friendly with the people who clean his habitat daily. But a forgetful keeper who had fed other carnivorous lizards before visiting Faust would risk being mistaken for lunchmeat and attacked.
Friday, June 02, 2006
KOMODO DRAGONS - Leaping lizards! What a risky job
Here's the Chicago Tribune with the risks of smelling like a dead rat when you're in the cage with Faust, the Komodo Dragon at the Shedd Aquarium.