In the Grass with the Eastern Diamondback Rattler

In the Grass with the Eastern Diamondback Rattler

We travel into the Apalachicola National Forest with Bruce Means to learn more about his favorite animal, the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. He has spent forty years studying the snake using radio telemetry. He has taken his decades of findings and written a new book titled “Diamonds in the Rough.” It’s probably the most complete text on the largest and most venomous rattlesnake.

A man standing next to a forest
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Rob Diaz de Villegas is a senior producer for television at WFSU Public Media, covering outdoors and ecology. After years of producing the music program OutLoud, Rob found himself in a salt marsh with a camera, and found a new professional calling as well. That project, the National Science Foundation funded "In the Grass, On the Reef," spawned the award-winning WFSU Ecology Blog. Now in its tenth year, the Ecology Blog recently wrapped its most ambitious endeavor, the EcoCitizen Project.

Rob is married with two young sons, who make a pretty fantastic adventure squad.