SUBMITTED BY: Paul Garnick LOCATION: Mendon, Massachusetts (2009)
Massachusetts is a place where animals at state-funded zoos were recently threatened to be put on Death Row because of budget cuts.
It is also a place where gorillas throw their dung at elected officials.
With those two irrelevant Bay State zoo facts out of the way, let us say what a delight it is to come across this politically incorrect photo-op of a boa constrictor crushing children to death.
Cousins Ari (left) and Kaden have drastically different approaches to method acting, but the important thing is this: The Southwick Zoo deems it appropriate to recognize that boa constrictors are NOT nice animals.
A few miles north, the New England Aquarium bends over backwards to preach that sharks are misunderstood creatures and that if only we understood their childhoods, we would accept their predilection for devouring human flesh.
Let this zoo photo-op serve as a lesson to children everywhere: Don’t ever go in the rainforest without a huge hunting knife!
(Paul Garnick, who is addicted to photographing his grandchildren, used to love taking his kids to the now-defunct Benson’s Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, NH).