Mangrove Pit Viper

We offer shows in NY & PA.

We have facilities and keep snakes in both NY & PA, so we can offer a variety of snakes for your event.


Snake Clips is a new page we have added to our WebSite.  It features different species of snakes in small video clips.  As often as possible we will add a new clip for your enjoyment.  Learn about differnet snakes and you can comment on them in our Guestbook section.  Feel free to email us (  with questions and suggestions for the clips and we will mention your name on the clip.

Due to you making our shows so popular, we have little time to make new episodes of  SNAKE CLIPS.  We will try to add episodes as often as we can.


Episode 100.  HOT New Snakes.

Western Hognose Snake

Snakeman at the Sportsman & Outdoor Expo

Held at the SUNY Sullivan's Paul Gerry Fieldhouse

Photo by Kathi Hillard, also known as Snakeman's Wife
Photo by, Nicholas Piatek/for the Times Herald Record

Ask about our Extreme snake show.  You can have Cobras, Rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes from around the world, as well as large constrictors and other awesome snakes. 

Snakeman & Monocled Cobra

Check out our new section of


New to the shows this year. We want to welcome our female Burmese Python.

Bush Viper trying to hide behind a plant.

Snakeman's Snake Shows has been awarded the Reptile Rescue & Relief Award from

2 New Venomous Snakes

Monocled Cobra
Gaboon Viper

Hognose snake bite. Read Melissa's story. They are rear fang venomous. They may not be deadly, but they are not harmless.

Western Hognose

You will find her story with pictures in the "Photo Gallery", Venomous section.

Middletown Police Dept. D.A.R.E. Event

ShopRite's Bear & Rita's Ice's Itailian Ice mascots

Even a bear and a Itialian ice love to play with the snakes that were at the event.  The D.A.R.E. program was held by the Middletown Police Dept., in an effort to keep kids off drugs. 

Pacman the Burmese Python

Take your time and enjoy all the pages this site has to offer.  Pacman is on here all the time checking out the site for hours.  He loves the picture sections.


This picture of Rock and many other are curtesy of Herb of photosbysack.

Rock the baby Rock Python
African Eyelash Bush Viper
Reticulated Python

Snake Show Information

R. I. P. Mellow Yellow

Our 16' Albino Burmese Python died in Feb. 2011.  He will be missed at the shows, due to his mellow personality. 


Pacman will be replacing Mellow Yellow at the shows.  Pacman is a 12'+ normal color Burmese Python.

Gaboon Viper

Snakeman's Snake Shows

Our programs are entertaining, informative and beneficial for people of all ages. Our programs are age apropriate. We bring many different species of non-venomous snakes for the children to view and touch.  We also have venomous snakes upon request (We are NYSDEC Licensed to have them).  We bring non-aggresive and aggresive snakes to the shows.  Only the snakeman holds the aggresive snakes.  Watch as they try to bite him, but have never succeeded in the past 28 years.

Our emphasis is on teaching about the environment and how snakes provide their part for the balance of nature. Our hands-on approach with snakes educates as well as entertains all audiences!

Our snakes are healthy and disease-free. We also bring anti-bacterial (water-free) hand soap for everyone to use after handling the snakes.

As age groups are different, each show is adjusted (time and information) to fit the appropriate age of your child. We help both the children and adults with their fears and apprehensions about snakes, and most of the time, people who thought they'd never touch a snake touch, hold, and enjoy learning about our scaly friends!

The goal is to excite people and have fun, so they can laugh and understand that snakes are animals like most others. What's more fun than getting your picture taken with a beautiful snake around your shoulders?

Performance Show

- We come to you and Snakeman handles and explains about all the snakes and their importance in our environment.
- Time per show 30 min. to 1 1/2 hrs
- Age apropriate information
- We bring 10 to 30 snakes from around the world. Sizes from 10" to
        Venomous snakes are available upon request. 
- Any number of people, but a smaller group offers more interaction.
- No time limit for Q&A after show.
- No time limit for photos after show, taken with your camera.
- After show you can hold and touch some of the snakes


Display Show


- 1 to 8 hrs

- We bring 10 to 30 snakes in enclosures for viewing.

- We are there the entire time to answer questions.

- Will have a snake out for people to hold and get their picture taken with.

Please, partner with us in educating the public on the importance of snakes in our environment and helping to find unwanted pet snakes a good forever home.  Making a donation in any amount will help us to continue in our efforts.


We can't offer our free school shows and run our rescue and adoption without your help.  Heating, gas, food and other expenses have to be covered for us to continue our services.  If you would like to help us by making a donation, you can do so by credit card or PayPal.  Just click the button below to make a donation.


Thank you for your help.


Jerry & Kathi

Amazon Tree Boa
Southern Copperhead
Pin Stripe Royal Python


Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia is a particular type of specific phobia, the abnormal fear of snakes. Fear of snakes is sometimes called by a more general term, herpetophobia, fear of reptiles. It is one of the most common zoophobias (animal phobias). The word comes from the Greek words "ophis" (ὄφις) which refers to snakes and "phobia" (φοβία) meaning fear.

Care must also be taken to differentiate people who do not like snakes or fear them for their venom or the inherent danger involved. An ophidiophobic would not only fear them when in live contact but also dreads to think about them or even see them on TV or in pictures.

     (The following definition was from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Gaboon Viper