Friday, June 24, 2005

Since these pictures are a set, several months ago my son Shannon attempted to show me how to send them out together and the response was disappointing. This system should do the trick. This is Herman Weedon in the old Selig Zoo in Los Angeles. I believe it was taken in the 1910's. You may notice the block in front in front of the barrell, this was probably used to keep it stationary until the picture was taken. When training this trick there are blocks placed in front and back and after the animal feels secure the front block is pulled ahead a few inches while the one in back is kept snugged up tightly. Tigers have great balance and in no time the blocks are removed completely. A piece of cake. Buckles