The good folks at Animal Planet were impressed. They brought her to Maryland where she had a marathon 12 hour audition for all the suits, handling pythons and making small talk with spiders. She came away the indubitable choice for the part.
That's right. It's official. My own superlative sister is going to be Animal Planet's Ms. Adventure. Woo hoo! Soon we'll be seeing her mug all over cable TV, not to mention publicity posters at bus stops (not to be confused with the "missing child" flyers). Way to go, Rachel!