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Subject: [Leica] IMG: The Circus Came to Town
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:47:34 -0500
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Many years ago, when I was first in the news biz, I covered this Circus in
Baton Rouge.  My wife and daughter, then about five, had supper with the
family that does the Tiger show.  (The Clyde Betty-Cole Brothers Circus
doesn't have a a Lion Tamer.)   They had a passel of new tiger cubs, and
Ilsa and their kids played on the Motor Home floor with the cubs while we

I filmed the show, from just outside the cage, and it made for some great

During the show, a gully washer of a rain storm blew up, and when we went to
go home, found our VW van stuck up to the axle in the mud.

They were breaking down the Big Top, so I went to the Ringmaster for help.
He sent an elephant and her handler over, they hitched up to the VW, and we
were on our way in no time.

Great Pix Cuz.

Natchitoches, Louisiana


On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 10:35 PM, Ric Carter <ricc at> wrote:

> This is an ungodly big gallery of shots of the circus setting up and
> tearing down.
> I had a great time.
> Some details are at the link here. Click through to see the pictures.
> <
> >
> Ric Carter
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