Jim Fowler & the Anaconda
Posted by: rjh on Nov-10-09 10:47 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Do any of you know where I could watch the video of Jim (from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom) wrestling with that anaconda?
Gotta remember that guy and the intrest he sparked in many of us to visit the great outdoors!
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They had another guy named Stan|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Nov-10-09 11:04 PM (EST)
Really a discussion forum topic, but|
Posted by: g2d on Nov-10-09 11:30 PM (EST)
I don't remember Fowler doing the wrestling. I recall old Marlin Perkins wrestling a BIG anaconda while the show's burly Australian sidekick stood by and watched. Marlin Perkins got started at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, back in the 50s, and gravitated to Mutual of Omaha later.
Posted by: rjh on Nov-11-09 7:17 AM (EST)
Was it Stan and not Jim? I know Stan and Marlin got one but if I remember right Jim did one by himself with only the cameraman who didn't help.
I believe the other guys wrassled too,|
Posted by: g2d on Nov-11-09 12:37 PM (EST)
but the picture of old Marlin struggling with that snake in the mud while Crocodile Stan stood by is burned into my visual memory.
I did a bunch of searching, ...|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Nov-11-09 8:12 PM (EST)
Posted by: gwonhoff on Nov-11-09 10:36 AM (EST)
youtube.com has a butt load of 'em.
Come into the Everglades with us|
Posted by: jackl on Nov-11-09 12:23 PM (EST)
this winter, and we'll find one that you and I can wrestle.
i saw some|
Posted by: leighrobin on Nov-11-09 2:10 PM (EST)
vids in that category on u tube.
Posted by: rjh on Nov-11-09 10:04 PM (EST)
I guess Stan was the man then.
Posted by: rjh on Nov-11-09 10:17 PM (EST)
Doing a little research it was a boa constrictor and not an anaconda. I would still like to see the video.
Well, I only remember Marlin|
Posted by: g2d on Nov-12-09 11:46 AM (EST)
wrasslin' an anaconda, in an open marsh environment typical for anacondas. If it was a boa, it was a darn big boa.
I've got a picture of....|
Posted by: k7baixo on Nov-11-09 11:14 PM (EST)
Brazilbrasil wrasslin' a cayman. Does that count?
Posted by: jjmish on Nov-12-09 1:39 PM (EST)
Marlin wrestled an ,anaconda, I believe from a dugout canoe. He rolls into the water wrapped in the snake.
Well, some probably ARE all about...|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Nov-12-09 2:14 PM (EST)