Along with feeding the six aggressive African pygmy goats with a baby bottle full of milk, Fallon, looking like he was about to vomit from the anticipation, met “Cookie” the kookaburra. The Australian bird, Irwin explained, makes a sound like rapper Cardi B and attacks anything that moves too quickly.
Next, Irwin showed Fallon the biggest rodent in the world, a 100-pound capybara named Javier. The Amazonian beast, which looks kind of like a giant guinea pig, can eat eight pounds of grass per day and has “weird feet,” “massive teeth” that never stop growing and a wet scent gland atop his snout. Terrified Fallon fed Javier some corn and noted, “I saw something like this in my apartment.”
Finally, Irwin brought what his father called “frogs with sharp teeth” onstage. Irwin’s mother Terri and sister Bindi joined them to help introduce “Curly,” an American alligator, which the Irwins then thrust into Fallon’s arms. The local funnyman steeled himself and actually gave the gator a kiss.
Perhaps he’s brave after all?