Ep. 219: Snake Oil

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1h34m

Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Robert Reed and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: an entire peer reviewed publication from a single Burmese python poop; three dead deer inside a snake; death by hair; the Florida Everglades; being a sophomore at UC Berkeley and buying a snake to get girls to your dorm room; where the hell did they all come from?; low detection rates are a bitch; squirrels as biological exhibitionists; how Steve has a really bad endotherm bias; bio accumulation of mercury; python hunters; pivoting from Judas snakes to scout snakes; a python orgy in a gopher tortoise burrow; manipulating genomes to drive extinction; big props to Steve’s bro, Dan; how the non-hunting life informs the hunting life; and more.

 

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