BRITT | Students in this year's fall play, at West Hancock High School, portray a number of different talking critters, including spiders, flamingos and deer.

"Born To Be Wild" is a comedy that explains why animals behave the way they do.

"It's like 'The Secret Life of Pets,'" said director Sharayah Vorland, English and theater education teacher at West Hancock. 

The play, to be presented this weekend, Nov. 4-5 at the high school gym, features 10 scenes where animals talk to each other. 

One scene is a conversation between a spider and a fly before the spider eats the fly.

Another skit features a male praying mantis and a female praying mantis before the female tears off the male's head. 

A third scene explains why deer run into the path of motorists.

All the cast members have multiple roles in the play.

Tickets for "Born to Be Wild" will be available at the door. Tickets for adults are $5 while students pay $3.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, with the performance starting at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 for the 2 p.m. performance.