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Shawn Heflick
Shawn heflick and indian cobra.jpg
Shawn Heflick holding a large Indian cobra
Born (1969-06-17) June 17, 1969 (age 49)
Akron, Ohio
Occupation Adventurer, Biologist and TV Host
Years active 1994-present

Shawn Heflick (born June 17, 1969) is an explorer, adventurer, biologist and current TV host for Python Hunters on National Geographic Wild.

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♪ ♪ <i> NARRATOR: SKIP SNOW AND MIKE ROCHFORT HAVE CHARMING</i> <i> PERSONALITIES, PERFECT FOR ANYONE WHO WORKS WITH SNAKES.</i> <i> HERE IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES,</i> <i> THEY'RE AFTER SOME PARTY CRASHERS,</i> <i> INVASIVE BURMESE PYTHONS.</i> <i> OVER THE PAST DECADE,</i> <i> ESCAPED OR ABANDONED PYTHONS HAVE MADE A HOME OF THE</i> <i> EVERGLADES AND ARE WREAKING HAVOC ON THE LOCAL BIRD,</i> <i> SMALL MAMMAL AND REPTILE POPULATIONS.</i> <i> SKIP AND MIKE'S TEAM DO THEIR BEST TO CAPTURE AND</i> <i> REMOVE THESE INVASIVE ANIMALS BUT THEY'RE ALSO TRYING</i> <i> TO STUDY HOW THEY LIVE AND MOVE AROUND IN THE SWAMPS.</i> <i> THE TEAM INSERTS TINY, HARMLESS TRACKING DEVICES</i> <i> INTO SEVERAL OF THESE STEALTHY SERPENTS</i> <i> BEFORE RELOCATING THEM BACK INTO THE WILD.</i> <i> WITHIN MINUTES OF THE TEST,</i> <i> 2 OF THE SNAKES SLIP AWAY INTO THE THICK BRUSH.</i> <i> THEY TRY TO FIND THE SNEAKY SNAKES USING AN ANTENNA</i> <i> BUT AFTER HEARING NOTHING MIKE TAKES THIS GAME</i> <i> OF HIDE AND SEEK TO THE SKIES.</i> <i> USING SPECIAL ANTENNAS MOUNTED ON THE PLANE,</i> <i> MIKE IS HOPING HE CAN PICK UP SIGNALS FROM THE SNAKES.</i> <i> AFTER AN INTENSE SEARCH, A FAINT SIGNAL APPEARS</i> <i> FOLLOWED BY A HUGE DISCOVERY, THE SNAKES HAVE TRAVELED</i> <i> 35 MILES AND 42 MILES BACK TO THEIR</i> <i> ORIGINAL CAPTURE LOCATIONS.</i> <i> THIS TELLS THE SCIENTISTS THAT THE SNAKES</i> <i> ARE WELL-SETTLED IN THEIR TERRITORIES,</i> <i> THEY'VE MADE THE EVERGLADES THEIR HOME.</i> <i> WHY ARE SKIP AND MIKE SO FOCUSED ON EVICTING</i> <i> THESE SLITHERING SQUATTERS?</i> <i> THEY HAVE TO GET RID OF THE INVASIVE SNAKES</i> <i> IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE FOOD CHAIN AND</i> <i> RESTORE THE EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM.</i> <i> WHO ARE SKIP SNOW AND MIKE ROCHFORT?</i> <i> THEY ARE SNAKE SPYING, MUD WRESTLING,</i> <i> TRANSMITTER CHASING, EVERGLADES PROTECTING...</i> <i> WILDLIFE RESEARCH BIOLOGISTS.</i>

Life and career

Heflick was born in Akron, Ohio. He grew up on a farm outside of Marion, Ohio living the life most farm boys did, which was running the woods and fields with his dogs. At age 7, he knew he wanted to be a biologist and to work with animals. He attended Pleasant High School, after moving into a more residential farming community. He graduated in 1987. Wanting to go to college to earn his biology degree, but not having the money for it, Heflick joined military service and volunteered to go to Central America. He was not disappointed with what he found and his love for exotic exploration and adventure was born. He enrolled in Wright State University to gain a degree in biology and met his future wife, Jennifer, the first week he was there. During these college years, he worked multiple jobs to make it through. Heflick worked at a vet clinic, a physiology lab and was security at a bar to name a few. He graduated in 1994 and married Jennifer before moving down to Melbourne, Florida to enter graduate school at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Heflick had always been mesmerized by the ocean since gaining his SCUBA certification when he was 16, so attending a graduate school close to the ocean was no accident. Part of the way through graduate school, Shawn and Jennifer had their son Thorne Ginga Heflick . Heflick left graduate school and took a job at Brevard Zoo as curator, where he excelled at his duties and both taught, as well as, learned from his keepers in the husbandry and care of exotic animals until 1998. Heflick left the zoo to once again pursue his graduate degree, which he earned in 2001. Since receiving it, he has worked as a teacher, director of conservation, field biologist, director of education and president for several not-for-profit conservation NGOs.

Heflick is currently the host for National Geographic Wild's Python Hunters and has appeared on or in National Geographic, PBS Nature, Smithsonian Channel, Travel Channel, Time Magazine, Time Magazine for Kids, Dateline, Nightline, BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, as well as, countless newspapers across the US and abroad. Heflick also runs several small businesses including Wildland Tours, Art By Evolution, White Gator Productions and Shawn Heflick Enterprises. Occasionally Heflick also contributes commentary as an animal expert on various local and national news programs.

Heflick and his family live in Florida and have a home in the Amazon Basin of Peru where they love to vacation and get back into the wild.

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