(also known as "Larry, The Animal Guy") has been working with wild animals for nearly forty
years. He and his wife, Cheryl, visit over 200 schools each year with their collection of exotic fauna. Larry
also assisted retired radio host and escape artist Bill Shirk with animals for his various stunts, movies, and
other special events. He even played a role in Bill Shirk's motion picture, The Escapist.
Larry's animals have appeared on Johnny Carson, Today Show and Oprah. He has worked with the Discovery
Channel, Animal Planet, and a regular for over 30 years on Channel 8 WISH-TV. Larry Battson has traveled
thousands of miles in the last thirty years educating and entertaining audiences with his collection of wild
animals. Visiting schools, nature centers and libraries has been his focus as well as special events for groups
such as the Explorers Club in N.Y.C., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Audubon Society. He
has done promotional work for Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" and the Animal Planet television
network. He works with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources rescuing alligators and other reptiles.
Larry has presented information about bigfoot / sasquatch at many conferences. An especially
interesting account involves a former park ranger employed in Yellowstone National Park, who
experienced a family of Sasquatch over a 25-year career in the park. During the man’s service in the park, he was
lucky enough to observe their hunting habits and their families. As a result, you will learn from the experiences
related that we shouldn’t “mess with Sasquatch”.