– Look at how awesome it is! He absolutely loves it. Oh my gosh, what a snake. (laughing) (R&B music playing) Hey, good morning everybody. Welcome to the vlog. I hope the start of your day is absolutely incredible. And this has been a vlog
I’ve been kinda thinking about ever since we installed this pond. And of course, you guys may be thinking what I’m thinking. I think we’re gonna have to pull Bowser out because we don’t wanna go in the pond with Bowser. And then I wanted to see if Elvis, the water monger, could swim. Now interestingly enough, when it comes to water mongers, sometimes they swim
really well, and sometimes they’ve never been in a bunch of water, they don’t know what they’re doing. So we’re gonna have a good time with that. And then, we’re gonna take Lucy out. We’re gonna do a little
swimming with Lucy, my big reticulated python, too. But first, we have to get Bowser out, which isn’t exactly the easiest thing. So let’s see how that’s gonna go. Come on, Bowser. He’s already upset a little bit. Come on buddy, up you go. (panting) So of course, Bowser,
is about a 40 year old, male alligator snapping turtle. You can see that big mouth right there. He’s definitely not very happy right now. But you know what’s
funny, is it seems like everyone that has a big
alligator snapping turtle has the same exact story. And that story is, oh my
god there was a musket bullet hole in ’em and
they pulled it out and they dated it all the way
back to the civil war. I’m gonna be totally honest with you, I don’t think that any
snapping turtle has ever had a musket hole in it. But maybe I’m just being cynical. In this case, Bowser
definitely is only 40 years old and doesn’t date
back to the civil war. Regardless, I’m gonna put him in here. Just let him hang out in here while we’re messing with his pond. Alright, what do you
say I get on some swim shorts, get in the pond,
and mess with Elvis. And like I mentioned,
I have been kinda dying to do this ever since I put this pond in. Cause I think, well I
wanted to be in here, put some animals in here and actually have a good time. I will say, it’s a little chillier than I thought it was gonna be. I mean, being at 84
degrees in here, I thought the water was gonna be a little warm. But maybe that’s just what it is and I’m just a wussy or whatever. Let’s go ahead and see if Elvis can swim. And again, I’ve actually
heard on occasion, that these water mongers literally have to learn how to swim. And again, you would think these guys would be natural. But let’s go ahead and see what Elvis thinks of this water. Come on, buddy. You wanna go for a swim? Climb up me? Go for a swim, buddy. Oh, look it, his arms go back immediately! (laughing) Elvis, do you like it? Oh my gosh. Look at how awesome it is! He absolutely loves it. Oh my gosh, Elvis, that is awesome. Come on, buddy. Let’s go swimming together. Oh, he is a natural. I mean, he’s buoyant as could be. He definitely knows how to swim. He is – oh my god! This is something we’ll have to do more often, for sure. Because he is absolutely seething. Like, look at him! Oh my gosh, is that awesome or what? I think people would even
get a kick out of it. As much as I love Bowser
in this tank, it’s almost like I wanna just
keep him in this thing. It also makes me start
thinking about maybe a future exhibit for
Elvis, where he has a big water feature like this
because there is no doubt this animal is suited for the water. Come here. Look at ’em. Oh, Elvis, you’re amazing! You’re gonna go buddy, go. Oh my gosh, that is awesome. This actually went way better than I even expected. Again, I thought it
might take him a minute to figure out, but he is
just completely natural. And this is the very first time that he’s ever been in a big amount of water. We soaked him in a tub
before, and he certainly gets in his water bowl
that’s a nice big bowl, but this is the first time that he’s actually in a couple feet of water. (laughs) Ya did that. Oh my gosh, that is freaking epic. Hey, buddy. Look at him just put his
paws back, aerodynamic as could be, right through the water. Oh my god, these guys are built for this. This is absolutely awesome. So guys, that was absolutely a success. Elvis loved the water. He got a little bit of exercise, which I think is great. It’s a great enrichment thing. This is something I’m absolutely gonna be doing more often. Gosh, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll ask Lori if
I could actually let people come in and swim with Elvis. What do you think, good idea? – No, bad idea. – [Brian] Bad idea? What do you mean? – Really bad idea. – This is a great experience, people would love this. – Oh no, no. Not gonna happen. Sorry people, get your own. (both laughing) – Alright, let’s go
ahead and pull Lucy out and see if she likes the pond. Now Lucy- up and we have to, of course, get her out of the cage. Hopefully she’ll be in a good mood. She loves water, so I think she’s gonna be absolutely amazing. But we gotta go in after her and hopefully wish for the best. Lucy, come on girl, I’m here. Come on, sweetheart. It’s okay, come on. Aww, I got some fun planned for you today. You’re gonna love it. That’s right, girl. You’re gonna have fun today. Don’t you look at me that way. Ope, nope, nah nah. She’s already going in the water. Aagh, aagh, I’m committed now. Alright good, I’ll get this side. You wanna just start pulling? Okay, good. Alright, you guys got a free second? Okay, come on, Lucy! I know you’ll love this. – Wh- whoa, whoops. – Whoop, it’s okay, this guy’s okay. Alright so, Lucy in the water, we’ll see. She should be a little
bit harder to – ooh. Look it, she’s going right to the bottom. Oh my gosh, she’s just
totally in the water. Underneath the water like this. Look at this, holy cow. She just disappeared in this water again. Lucy absolutely loves being in the water. Look at her over there, she’s completely submerged. She’s just comin up for
a little breath of air. I tell ya, I have never
seen a snake that seems to love being in the water more than Lucy. Come on, girl. I just know there’s a
lotta things she can kinda get herself tangled in, in here. We got this tree, we got
some wires for lighting, you get back in the waterfall. So I’ve gotta keep a close eye on her and hope for the best. Come on Lucy, come this way baby. Come on, there you go, sweetheart. Oh my gosh, just look at that. Oh, I tell you what guys. I love spending time with
Lucy in the water cause she’s just a different snake. And when she’s in the water she is just a sweetheart. She seems to be so happy
and just so deliberate. Oh my gosh, Lucy, that’s so awesome girl. Are you having fun, honey? Again, now I just wish
I had a big zoo where I could have a huge pond
for Lucy, and Elvis, and all these animals cause obviously they absolutely love it. Oh my gosh, what a snake. (laughs joyfully) Is that freaking awesome, I mean. Again, Daisy doesn’t seem to like it. All my other burmese that I’ve tried, they don’t seem to like it. I think Casper may very well like it, cause when I soaked Casper, he seemed to really love the water. So maybe at some point,
if you guys want to, I’ll bring Casper in here, too. And again, I think we
should talk Lori into letting people have this experience. I mean when are you gonna
ever get an opportunity to swim with a 20 foot python like this? Okay, Lori’s probably
smarter than me because there’s probably some
liability issues that you shouldn’t be doing, like definitely. I just think it’s such
an amazing experience and I wish I could just
share it with everybody. Oh, there you go girl. Aw, there you go. (Brian giggling) It’s making a little bit of a mess of the actual pond. We’re gonna have to clean up the pond a little bit. But it’s certainly been worth it. What an amazing experience
with Lucy and Elvis. Look at her down there. Oh my gosh, I love this. (water rushing) Oh my gosh. Seriously, you guys gonna have to do this sometime. Seriously, you really do. I mean, this is freakin epic. (water drowns out crew talking) We’ll literally have to do it sometime. Seriously, cause this is so awesome. As much as I could sit here and play with Lucy and Elvis all day in the pond, and I certainly could. We do have to open up for The Reptarium in just a short while. So, I think I’m gonna go ahead, hand lucy off to the crew, let them get her back in her cage and then we’ll clean this mess up that I made. Okay Lucy, you ready go back, honey? I know you are. You’re probably like
no, please, let me play. You guys gonna get a little wet. You okay? Okay, there we go. Hop on in, Andrea. Quick, quick, quick,
quick, quick, jump in, yep. – [Lori] Can her face go in? – Okay, good job. Oh doggy, was that absolutely incredible? I love it. That was so much fun. Thank you guys for helping out. I couldn’t have done it
without my backup here. Not only did they help me get Lucy out, Lori was my camera person on this job, and I did rip her a little bit about the swim experiences. But the truth is, she’s probably much smarter than I am. Let me know in the comments if you guys enjoyed this, if you wanna
come swimming with Lucy, or Elvis, or whatever
the case is, let me know. I’m gonna go ahead, get
dried off, get this pond cleaned up, and get
ready for The Reptarium. You guys have no idea how much I am just shining on the inside right now. That was incredible. And I seriously mean it. I wish I could somehow devise a way where you guys could come and swim with Daisy or swim with Elvis. I don’t think it’s possible, honestly. I really don’t think it’s possible. But man, I wish you guys could share an experience like that. I hope that you enjoyed
at least watching it. It was absolutely epic. But with that said, we have to open up The Reptarium in a few minutes, get all our last minute preparations done, and have an amazing night together. (children babbling) – She’s, he’s not gonna eat you. – We had another victim tonight. The first time you held a snake? – Hey, yes. – [Brian] And you were scared? – A big snake – [Brian] A big snake. And you did good with Snazzy. – Yes, she did fabulous. – I love it, I love it. And this is the person
that made it happen. Right there. – Hi. – [Man] When you’re done just let me know. (visitors chatting) Definitely having a great time here at The Reptarium. I try not to bore you guys with the same thing every night. So, just give you a little tidbit of what’s been happening here. Absolutely incredible. A lot of kids today,
which I absolutely love when a bunch of kids come
in, because they get to hold everything and they really enjoy theirselves so it’s
been a really fun night kinda educating kids, especially. Of course, a lot of great
adults were here too, but the kids were
absolutely amazing tonight. As things are winding
down at The Reptarium, we actually have- tomorrow is a big ship day, right? – Yes it is. – You gonna be alright? So tomorrow I think we’re gonna take you on a journey with Lori, who’s probably gonna be
losing her mind because of course we had the
big Black Friday sale. Thank you for everyone that bought stuff. It was really successful. – Yes it was. [Brian] Yeah, which means? – A lot of work for me. – Yeah, means a lot of work for Lori. So we’re gonna take you, tomorrow, through the day, of how it is to pack up. What do we have, like a hundred something shipments going out tomorrow? Something like that? – Um, yeah I’m not sure. A lot. – A lot. So we have about half
the shipments are gonna go out tomorrow and then the other half are going out later this week. So like I said, like a
hundred and something packages are gonna have to go out with a lot of animals in it. So we’re gonna take you on a journey. Hopefully you guys will enjoy it. As for now, I’m gonna go
shut The Reptarium down and end the night. And there it is, guys. The day is come to an end. Really awesome time with Lucy and Elvis. Again, I don’t know, I’ve been brimming all day long about it. We had a great time at The Reptarium, too. But the night has to end
and so does this vlog. With that said, I wish you guys an absolutely amazing day, evening, night, whenever you happen to be watching. As always, your support
means the world to me. And as always, I’m gonna
tell you I love you, because I truly do. Can you do me a couple favors before we get outta here? Can you smash that like button? Turn the post notification on so you know when I upload video, which is everyday, seven days a week at nine o’ clock in the morning eastern standard time. Remember to comment down
below because I love reading about your beautiful faces. Be kind to someone today. And I promise I will see you tomorrow.

Randy Schultz

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  1. Brian Barczyk says:

    For some reason every month or two I upload a vlog in 4K and YouTube renders it in 360P. I promise its not on my end. So I am going to leave this up but re-upload in 4K and release in a couple hours. So for those of you that are having issues watching and having problems with the low quality. I will have the 4K version within a couple hours. So sorry for this… Brian

  2. maz 946 says:

    Waiting for Brian to crouch down with Lucy in the pond and say "CRICKEY!" haha. Great video

  3. debbie hogue says:

    The wall area behind the register area would make a great area for Elvis a pool to swim in

  4. Jaime Herrera says:

    The more I watch you guys, the more I appreciate Lori.

  5. Zaid 690 says:

    Where do I go too buy snakes?

    Like the link please cuz I wanna buy one

  6. Matt Moore says:

    You should have coyote peterson come to your zoo.

  7. Kimberly Lynn says:

    You must listen to boss lady on this one because yep you guessed it it would be a liability and then some. I think opening your animals to the public was not a healthy idea either, seeing them is one thing but holding them is another πŸ€”πŸ€” I don't think I could allow that due to the so many different bacterias, and diseases that I just couldn't take that chance all though I could probably allow it on a more personal level than a business level such as a small birthday party " shower in shower out πŸ˜‰

  8. No thing says:

    How about try to swim with verdΓ©?

  9. Momma's Boy Productions says:

    I honestly want to know who is disliking these videos. These videos are AWESOME. haters gonna hate I guess :

  10. King.Y'zz Tv says:

    Hey I wanted to know which website can i use to buy a snake from you guys…

  11. mr gomez says:

    Kd is that you?

  12. Alyx Hannigan says:

    Hmmm I think I’ll stick with my little baby corn lol but this was nice to watch!

  13. Sohh Blessed says:

    Omg she loves it

  14. Steve Gawloski says:

    Looks like Elvis was trying to get out

  15. LDB GAMING says:

    Get the waiver ready, come up with a price, do whatever you need to! I would love to swim with Lucy!! Absolutely amazing!! I'll be back soon!! πŸ‘πŸ‘

  16. Jessica Burns says:

    What's your site to buy snakes

  17. Gachagirl 325 says:


  18. Robert Jones says:

    So cool!

  19. dark river 123 says:

    Make another room just for the reptiles to swim

  20. Brooks Wee says:

    Let baby alligators swim in big pond

  21. Patshhi4 says:

    Elvis was having such a good time in that water. He really seemed happy.

  22. Patshhi4 says:

    Hey Brian, maybe you could build a pool over at BHB in the basement to use for the animals like Elvis and Lucy to take turns enjoying. You know they love it and it’s great enrichment for them. It doesn’t always have to be shown to visitors. You talk about how much enrichment means to you, and building the Reptarium is certainly a testament to your love of your animals. I’m sure a lot of the animals would love it. You could maybe have a little pool like the one RJ was in for the little animals.

  23. slick rescues says:

    I think Lucy is part anaconda 😜

  24. KISHDOGG says:


  25. Chromawitch187 says:

    Lucy in the water with… pearls?

  26. shane flynn says:

    Put ubu suku in the pond

  27. Jamie Crucefix says:

    please put casper in the pond and Verde please

  28. Jamie Crucefix says:

    looking forward to day in life of laurie Hope your getting her coffee brian!!!

  29. Jay the Cartoonist says:

    Your channel is amazing & I love how much you take care of all of them ❀️ keep up the amazing videos πŸ’•

  30. Darius Maksym says:

    I live this guy

  31. CassandraShadowheart says:

    I would sign any waver I had to to get to swim with pythons and monitors

  32. Genevieve Thomas says:

    It would be so cool to do a lazy river style water feature for Elvis!!!

  33. rhianna Hilger says:

    lizard: tries to escape

  34. Peter Pirnie says:

    Its amazing to see lucy swim everytime

  35. Erica SPEARMAN says:

    Brian tht was amazing awesome to see Lucy JUS swim no worries have fun and Elvis too I loved to watch the animals relax JUS be like in their natural surroundings have dne a great job with ur pets ur zoo and us ur friends thank u for sharing with us I enjoyed it

  36. Dragon of Shadows says:

    i would totally swim with daisy

  37. mrMarciniak says:

    I think that your surname barczyk sounds kinda polish

  38. Jolene Britton says:

    I would love to swim with a 20 ft python

  39. Tammy Hevron says:

    Loved it and yes would be cool to do

  40. Patti Diggs says:

    he flipped on his back and everything

  41. Patti Diggs says:

    i knew lucy would love the water,you should do that more often!

  42. elemental Diffusion 777 says:

    Make an enclosure with the water being up against the glass then make a pond on the outside so that the glad is separating the snake from the children or other people that would be a simple and safe way to do it

  43. Amanda Carroll says:

    Granted alot could go wrong swimming with them butttt it wouldn't stop me from wanting to. I would absolutely love to experience it

  44. Elias Hornshoej Skovoe says:

    My greatest fear 360P!!

    Nah rly it’s ok


  45. Caylan685 ._. says:

    Swim with daisy??

  46. Sandy Hagstrom says:

    I love seeing how happy it makes you,but I don't get in any water unless it is crystal clear! Weird I know, cause I'm from east Texas and grew up in lakes,and ponds ECT……since I've been "old" I just hate any water that's not sterile, or whatever you call it!! But it was awesome watching you do it, and I would swim with Elvis in a swimming pool!!!

  47. Teresa Ruiz says:

    I love seeing how happy you are with your animals. Makes my when I watch your videos

  48. Arturo Pesqueira 619 trucker says:

    Swim πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ with bella

  49. Delorse Boyd says:

    Agree bad idea, lol. But makes for an exciting vlog for sure πŸ™‚

  50. Delorse Boyd says:

    Oh man Brian I want to see verde in there. I bet you could sell tickets for that, LOL

  51. Janina Dillow says:

    I have a survey for all those snake lovers!

  52. Zayden Reffitt says:

    You shoud get elvis a pond

  53. Billy Ellhof says:

    Maybe have some kind of contest or drawing who ever gets the most likes on some subject or whatever then who ever wins have them sign a waiver and make sure the person has a little training as well

  54. Yumimiko Shirakishou says:

    i want to!! but unfortunately I live in Baltimore, MD

  55. Nick Hoyle says:

    If you made a cage like you were talking about making for Elvis, add something for them to climb up for exercise, you'd have my buy 3 fold lolss. Most monitors love the water.

  56. Nick Hoyle says:

    would it be a liability issue if you were in the water as well?

  57. Louise Mould says:

    Amazing video !!!! This is one of my favourite videos Lucy loved that water ! I hope you put more swimming areas in for the animals defo for Lucy

  58. melody robbins says:

    highly enjoyed this video. You guys are awesome! might have to take a road trip to come visit

  59. Vicki Goldsmith says:

    Ever since I watched you I was so scared of snakes and you inspired me to like them

  60. Timothy Rico says:

    Hey I know you was talking about putting a camera in with Lucy and I want to know what camera you think would be good to use in a 20 long gallon tank with my ball python

  61. Armin Lategan says:

    Elvis looks so cool when he swims

  62. jackie munns says:

    If I didn't live so far l would swim with Lucy

  63. klance says:

    Yes Casper in the water yes that would be awesome

  64. Rachelle Henson says:

    Omg!! Absolutely love this vlog. Elvis and Lucy had so much fun. Lucy really enjoyed it. I loved watching her swim. It would b nice if could build a pond for Elvis and Lucy. I jus love ur passion for animals!!

  65. Dakota Emberson says:

    I though Lucy was fiesty

  66. Sandra Pateman says:

    no one deserves to have a huge zoo for all his animals than Brian does haha

  67. Ashley Bostick says:

    The way you treat your animals is disgusting. Also stop breading spider morphs! They are so bad! Your poor animals…

  68. Kavyaan Shrike says:

    if youre gonna steal a concept off of another youtube at least have the decency to credit it and actually swim

  69. Liam Riley says:

    Brain get me in pond with Lucy dot worry about papers too it's mine ricks too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  70. CullenμŠΉν˜„ says:

    The water probably helps Lucy distribute her body weight- she's not fat, but she still weighs a lot, so the water probably relieves her organs and skeletal structure. Just a theory~

  71. rose red says:

    swimming with Elvis would be amazing.

  72. Winky Streegan says:

    i think the govt should fund your zoo as a way to give back to you for all that you do .. also i think you're under staffed and you could perhaps accept volunteers or passionate reptile advocates or breeders

    your wife looks like she could use a vacation ..perhaps too many in one plate?

    your eyes sparkle when your snakes and reptiles have fun.. you're like a doting father to them

    my ex breeds hogs for a living and produces 5k piglets a month from 2k sows, then fattens them in 90 days .. he barely has time to travel and take vacays, visits the the farm daily and would never compromise their health… he loves his his profession (animal
    husbandry) and business…now he is my ex .. and now I get it just watching your vlogs.. you do get so tied to your passion and business and vlogs There is just not enough TIME.. hope you can find time to relax away from all your obligations and perhaps have a fancy dinner with your wife and children.. they also need your attention and love… just sayin

  73. bpd1988 rachel says:

    Your place is my dream job

  74. Billy Ellhof says:

    Why not just have them sign a full disclosure or a waver and only like for adults ur something i think its a agreat iidea im sure theres hundreds of people out there who would love to excperience swimming with a 20ft snake hell thousands of people come on brian its a great idea

  75. Stay Strapped says:

    What you don’t want to swim with bowser?! πŸ˜‚

  76. Patricia Roberts says:

    This is the only time Lucy isn't mean..lol

  77. Jones Lacy says:

    That is so dope !!! ❀❀❀ This is actually 1 of the better video's of Lucy so chill. She truly loved swimming for awhile. Kind of warmed my big Ole ❀ ,
    Maybe sometime soon you can swim with her again, πŸ˜†

  78. Charlie Ruiz says:

    Lol!!! Your t-shirt made my day!! I love Lucy… she is the most temperamental pithon i've ever seen….i'd like to travel the world with her.

  79. Chris Novak says:

    That's all Lucy needs is a pool she turns into Daisy after a swim

  80. idannadannai says:

    You’re awesome Brian!

  81. CurisityKilledTheCat None says:

    Anacondas love water next you ought to try letting your anaconda swim

  82. Jenan Iman says:

    Hi Brian. I think assisted with trained professionals that it would be a great idea to swim with Lucy and Elvis. A professional should be in place for assistance.
    I have an idea for them. Why not build a pond enclose for Lucy and Elvis. They seemed to light up with more life and happiness in the water. It makes me wonder if Lucy was born in captivity or the wild. She seems to have genuine wild instincts.

  83. Cathy Redman says:

    Lucy is so beautiful , she is so happy in the water. Good on you Brian , you are so caring to these creatures. God bless you

  84. Joe T says:

    You have to put verde in bowsers tank so she can swim πŸ‘

  85. Jillian Murphy says:

    I’m wondering where the green anaconda is that you for that Lori didn’t like ? Is that snake titan by chance ?

  86. Jonathan Smith says:

    lucy is satan on land and an angel in water. pretty insane swtich

  87. Ali jo Carr says:

    If you do give him an water tank permanently I would think he needs a bigger water tank

  88. Ali jo Carr says:

    If you do give him an water tank permanently I would think he needs a bigger water tank

  89. Allyson Rendon says:

    YES Swimming with Lucy would be amazing!

  90. Andrea0309 says:

    holy molly Lucy is so big and strong .

  91. Sapphy Kuns says:

    Omg Brian that was epic swimming with Lucy and Elvis that was SOOO exciting!! I was on the edge of my seat watching!!! I was screaming YAY I WANNA JOIN!!! Lmao.. Omg ;3 That was amazing!!!! I'm sooo snake deprived!! o>O HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!

  92. Darlene Cox says:

    i really want to swim with lucy

  93. Michelle Schultz says:

    You need to talk Lori into letting you build a swimming pond in your back yard so you can take your animals home and play! Kinda like kamp kenan!

  94. Mariah McCray says:

    Awww Lucy looked so sad going back πŸ₯Ί

  95. angry brit says:

    Lori chews 🐝,s and fucks bulls the husband is the bill payer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ love you guys 🀘

  96. Megan El Moustapha says:

    This was the coolest watching you swim with Elvis and Lucy!

  97. Deb Conness says:

    Omg I love watching Lucy in the water and through the glass.. Elvis too… πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  98. Trysten Snow says:

    I think this is one of my favorite videos!!

  99. Jennifer Mauck says:

    I have just recently become a subscriber to your channel a few weeks ago. I have been binge watching your older vlogs and they are all awesome!

    But "Swimming with Lucy and Elvis" is your best blog yet. It was awesome to see you interacting with the animals in the water. Elvis loved it for sure he just needed a little more room to swim. And Lucy was so beautiful and graceful while swimming. And sooo calm too!

  100. Tracy Prochnow says:

    That WAS amazing…..I think I could swim with Elvis before I could Lucy tho….not because of "Lucy" per say but just because of it being such a big snake….and I'm not scared of snakes at all…I would hold her out of water probably but it's just that I would be at such a disadvantage more in the water then out…or at least feel like it..(truth be told she could kill me either way just as easily if she wanted but I would just feel more helpless in water…lol)

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