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The Turtle Man

December 28, 2008 by David Stephenson  
Filed under David Stephenson, Multimedia, Videos

Video by David Stephenson and Amy Wilson | Staff

Story by Amy Wilson

In a world without the Crocodile Hunter, there has been since 2006 a
swashbuckling-swamp-hero fame vacuum waiting to be filled.

Now comes Ernie Brown Jr., a rogue naturalist of sorts who thinks he
might just be able to step in and be that guy.

The man from Lebanon calls himself, variously, “Kentucky’s best-kept
secret” and “the poorest famous guy around.”

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Snakes Alive! Operation Twice Shy

July 11, 2008 by David Stephenson  
Filed under David Stephenson, Multimedia, Videos


Ten people have been arrested and another one cited by state conservations officers after a nearly two-year undercover investigation of the illegal possession, importation and buying and selling of venomous snakes and other reptiles. FULL STORY