Have you ever ever thought of what it will be prefer to reside in a wildlife centre?
Nicely, Liam Mohammed will be capable to let you know a bit about what the expertise is like.
In any case, the El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation (ECWC) is positioned at his Freeport dwelling.
And it’s no shock that he thinks it’s one of the best factor ever.
Liam, 9, advised Newsday Children, “The animals right here (on the centre) are enjoyable to play with and you may even take a look at them whereas they’re consuming as a result of they don’t actually thoughts.”
On the centre, Liam helps feed the animals.
However he principally feed the centre’s many birds and a few, like macaws, black vultures and hawks, have very sharp beaks.
So, what’s his ideas for feeding birds with sharp beaks?
“It depends upon the fowl. Usually it’s a must to put within the meals someplace far within the cage and do it quick.
“However it’s simpler with some birds should you’re caring for them (and so they’re aware of you). They’ll allow you to contact them and stuff…then you’ll be able to put within the meals slowly.”
Throughout Newsday Children’ go to to the centre, Liam demonstrated how he feeds tremendous worms to a hedgehog.
Named Child Pig, the hedgehog is one in every of Liam’s favorite animals on the centre.
Other than the hedgehog, Liam additionally likes the snakes due to how they camouflage themselves and feed on their prey.
Whereas Liam is aware of some folks could also be afraid of snakes, he desires them to know that they shouldn’t.
He defined, “Snakes will solely hurt you should you attempt to hurt them.
“When you simply go them and don’t do something to them, they would go away you and go their means.”
Though he was accidently bitten by a child pink tail boa in April, he nonetheless loves snakes.
Liam held the snake fallacious which led to the chew.
Recalling the incident, Liam advised Newsday Children, “When it bit, it simply bit and let go…it didn’t maintain onto me.
“The chew felt like a bit needle and I cried a bit bit.”
Liam additionally like turtles and thinks their shells are stunning.
“Turtles have a robust shell, they eat a whole lot of issues and a few turtles may go underneath water and breathe.”
When he’s not serving to on the centre, Liam loves fishing and enjoying soccer.
Because the age of three, his uncle has been instructing him methods to fish.
To this point, he’s gone fishing throughout Trinidad together with off the Mayaro coast.
Of the numerous completely different sorts of fish he’s caught, cro cro and salmon are those he’s caught probably the most.
“I like fishing since you get to sail round in a ship and catch some fish.
“Generally I get to carry the fish and generally you get to wash within the water.”
Whereas he’s learnt quite a bit about fishing, he nonetheless finds it a bit difficult particularly the period of time it takes to make a catch.
“Generally, it’s a must to wait a complete hour to catch a fish and generally when they’re reeling within the fish, it’s onerous to reel it up.
A lover of the outside, there isn’t a lot Liam likes to do indoors besides enjoying his favorite video video games like Roblox and Minecraft.
A regular three pupil at Freeport Presbyterian College, Liam desires to be a land surveyor and contractor when he grows up as a result of he loves constructing stuff.