YouTubeWhen I was a kid, I thought being a zookeeper would be so much fun! I'd ride on elephants, feed giraffes, and play with monkeys all day long -- BEST JOB EVER.

Well, as it turns out, the job is NOTHING like I had imagined it. For the latest episode of "I'll Take That Dare," I was a zookeeper for a day, and you won't BELIEVE the things I had to do! Seriously! I still shudder just thinking about it!

Check out the video -- after the jump!

Roaches, rats, crickets, worms, and bats ...

WHO KNEW?

I definitely have a newfound respect for zookeepers. They've got nerves of steel!

So now that you've seen what it's REALLY like to be a zookeeper, would you try it? Let me know in the comments!