Man makes career out of being wild about animals

Posted at 2:52 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 14:52:13-04

Maybe you have seen him on late night TV talk shows like Conan O'Brien or Jimmy Fallon. Jeff Musial continues to gain national attention for his special ability to educate and entertain with wild animals.

Musial had his first pet lizard at age 11. By the time he was 14 he was working in a pet shop. Eventually he started his own company called Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics. Over the years he's made thousands of school appearances. Most recently he made his 14th visit to Lewiston's Wildlife Festival.

Musial said, "I call what I do "educational entertainment." That's how I started years ago. I want to educate people and people learn more if they are laughing and learning at the same time."

He has more plans in the works for national attention, but insists that he  is a "Buffalo boy" and will always remain Western New York's "animal guy."

You can get the latest information about Jeff Musial at his website.




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