Feb. 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM ET
Have sweeter words ever been spoken than, "Hoda, would you like to hold a scorpion?"
The National Wildlife Federation's David Mizejewski came by again today with a slew of animals, some pointier and scarier than others. Thankfully, the worst thing that happened to Hoda this time was an unflattering posterior view of a smelly sloth.
"Not a great angle," said Hoda of the sloth butt.
"Depends on your line of work," countered Kathie Lee. Zing!
The ladies boldly got friendly with the sloth, plus a raccoon and yes, an anaconda. Watch below!
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. "Sloth" is her both favorite animal and part of "Se7en."