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Worth Repeating: James And The Snakes

Oscar Moreno

James Baker is a fiend for the outdoors. His family spent hundreds of weekends on camping trips across the country. But the Victoria native says that love of nature wasn't always in his self-interest, and how his childhood wonders were actually were threats to his life. 

In this story of flood waters and deep bayous, he rediscovers a half-remembered news article, a violent encounter, and a whole lot of dead snakes. 

This story was recorded 3.3.20 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's Mother Nature show.

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