I work with dogs who find: koalas, quolls, weeds, cats, foxes, rabbits, rats, mice, cane toads, birds… and the list goes on.
When I was 19 I landed my dream job, marine mammal keeper. This was a brilliant job that shaped my understanding of animal behaviour, training and conservation and introduced me to my wife.
Whenever anyone asks me what I do for a crust, they are usually surprised to hear that such a job exists and then I get asked the following questions:
Who do you work for and what do you do?
I am a contractor to a variety of government agencies, environmental consultants, and land owners. They usually want me to find a specific animal or plant, or any evidence that they may have been present.