Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what I've been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of, you know, like 73 of us, and it's gone beyond that.
When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera, I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me.
So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.
My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.
No, snakes are no problem. I'd go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.
Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.
The only animals I'm not comfortable with are parrots, but I'm learning as I go. I'm getting better and better at 'em. I really am.
Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.
Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along.
The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.
I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I'm just fine with that.
I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the past.