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    Boelens python with Ari Flagle

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    Ari R Flagle’s fascination for reptiles and amphibians, during childhood progressively developed into an avocation an obsession. Since 1997, appreciation and concern for the species, Simalia. boeleni, has directed Ari to embrace herpetology as a career. He has dedicated his life to these pythons and has been traveling, living in West Papua for over a decade, visiting his tribal family and these animals that have established themselves in his life. The author of two books. Ari’s research and fieldwork in New Guinea led to the publication of the first comprehensive guide on the subject of Simalia boeleni in 2009 entitled Black Python and his most recent book, Serpents in the Clouds: The Search for the New Guinea Boelen's Python (2018). He has written numerous articles and has given presentations at conferences and herpetological society meetings all over the world on his field work in West Papua on the conservation of these pythons and tribal groups. With the continuation of his field research, Ari hopes to shed more light on the species’ natural history and to expose behaviors and activities that could help snake breeders around the planet to reach sustainable captive populations. For captive breeding might be the only hope of saving these snakes for future generations as human populations grow and spread and habitat dwindles, even in the remote mountaintops of New Guinea. His website and research project name www.projectblackpython.org also Instagram boelenspythonresearch_2019

  • 00:32

    Guest: Gordon Shell

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    Join Dogfather and Joe Frazier with our first new show of 2020! Our guest is former MMA fighter, long time Pit Bull Advocate,  actor, and the man behind the Fight me Vick campaign,  Gordon ''Shotgun'' Shell. This is a call in show, so have your questions and comments ready.  515-602-9775

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