Author-explorer Sy Montgomery  (Spell of the Tiger , Search for the Golden Moon Bear ) has been described by some as the Indiana Jones of the animal kingdom. And, bonus, she isn’t even afraid of snakes—in fact, she once spent some time in a pit with 18,000 of the slithering critters and walked away none the worse for wear. Take that, Henry Jones, Jr.!
In this interview with Lionel—of The Lionel Show, natch—Sy talks about some of her favorite fierce jungle creatures—like the 800 species of tarantula that can taste things with their feet—and reveals how she ended up in a situation where she was undressed by an orangutan. Wild stuff!