Keeper Appears on Extreme Forensics
October 02, 2008
(October 2, 2008) – The Little Rock Zoo is proud to announce that reptile
keeper Randal Berry will appear on Monday night’s episode of “Extreme Forensics” at 9 p.m. CST on the
Investigation Discovery channel.
entitled “Silent Witness,” features a
segment with Berry about the mysterious death
of a Scottish business man named Garrick Wales who was found dead in his car
parked near the Little Rock
in May of 2004.
Not far from the
site where Wales’
body was found, police found a box containing four of the world’s most venomous
snakes: a forest cobra, green mamba,
black mamba, and a twig snake. The
Little Rock Zoo was called by police to handle the animals. Randal Berry
was the reptile keeper who responded.
“Those snakes were
some pretty serious animals,” Berry
Records show that Wales ordered the four snakes online from a
reptile dealer in Florida and it is now
believed that a venomous bite from one or more of the snakes killed Wales
when he opened the box after picking it up at the airport. Monday’s episode of “Extreme Forensics” will
investigate this strange case. For more information, log on to
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