Summer jobs from the strange to the wonderful

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Summer is supposed to be the season for rest and relaxation, a time to leave the cares and pressures of our jobs behind. But, of course, lots of work gets done over the summer, interesting and important work that’s often tied to the rhythms of the season. KCRW met an eclectic group of people who hold down some unusual jobs during the summer. In their own words, they talk about what they do and the joys and challenges that come with their work. Give a listen below.

Below, Excavator Laura Tewksbury says she’s found saber tooth cats, coyotes, bison, horses, camels, mastodons, mammoths and birds and more while digging at the Page Museum in Los Angeles.

Mosquito Hunting Pic
Los Angeles County Vector Control workers have to examine all places where water can collect outdoors and become a breeding ground for mosquitos in the warm summer months.  Here, Yesenia looks for signs of mosquito eggs in an outdoor, and likely not up to code, outdoor toilet. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez) (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)