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The Adventures of an America Snakehunter
Ambushes, snake-bitten, nearly drowning in a river, stuck in quicksand, left to die on an uninhabited island were all in a day’s work for me, a young man who grew up dreaming of adventure in rural Davie, Florida.
I entered the animal business in my teens, and set out to explore the beautiful, disappearing worlds of the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and capture deadly pit vipers, giant poisonous frogs, land iguanas and boas. Without a college degree, I got my advanced education the hard way: in the wilderness.
Action packed, with travels to exotic lands, interesting characters, danger, beauty, history, and incredible animals. Koulèv – Book One includes over 150 photos, clippings, tables, maps, suggested reading and cross-references. Approximately 110,000 words, 472 pages, with annotated table of contents, glossary, and detailed index.
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About the Author
Dennis Cathcart was the guy who always wandered off the recess field at Edgewood Elementary in the 1950s and slip into the woods looking for snakes while others played. Teachers eventually encouraged him, allowed a snake cage outside of the class window. He went on to work for wild animal importers, worked in a venom production lab in Costa Rica, traveled in 13 countries collecting specimens for zoos, institutions, and collectors.
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