Alexander Lacey, the big cat trainer from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus took some time off to stop by and chat with Jim Kerr and Shelli Sonstein.

Jim asked Alexander "How many cats do you have in your family?" He went on to say "With me here in the States I have 16 cats but my family has been breeding and caring for big cats for about the last 45 years and in total at the moment between my brother, myself and my father we have around about 70 big cats." That's quite the number of big cats, you won't catch me kissing a lion. Alexander said that he can't train domestic cats, so he can't help us out with our pets.

Shelli was shocked to leanred that he has raised some of his big cats loose in the house and asked him "Are you out of your mind?." Watch the full interview below.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be in our NY/NJ area for a month, you can catch them at the following venues.

Barclays Center
February 21, 2014 - March 02, 2014
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 05, 2014 - March 10, 2014

Prudential Center
March 13, 2014 - March 16, 2014
IZOD Center
March 19, 2014 - March 23, 2014

Learn More about Alexander

Photos: Alexander Lacey Big Cat Trainer