Currently Reading - The Endangered List, Brian Westlake

For 20 years, Brian 'Frosty' Westlake has been the best mate, understudy, rigger and heir apparent to Australia's 'biggest export since wool', the TV naturalist Mick Lamington. Mick's worth a fortune, especially in the US, where the network and millions of viewers can't get enough of his laidback, larrikin joking around with the world's deadliest creatures.

Brian Westlake was an alligator at Taronga Zoo in the 1970s and early 1980s.  A cult figure of the era, he was sponsored by a growing band of schools and private individuals.  Brian Westlake is also the pseudonym of a well-known Australian writer.

"For three days I must've been the only one in the country who didn't know Mick Lamington had died."

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