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Film industry animal trainer and snake handler Karl Miller shows a gopher snake to an audience at King Gillette Ranch. Photos by Suzanne Guldimann/22nd Century Media
Pictured is a Southern Pacific rattlesnake, the only venomous snake found in the Malibu area.
Pictured is a rare albino rattlesnake.
Suzanne Guldimann, Freelance Reporter
11:56 am PDT May 27, 2014

Live rattlesnakes were among the stars of the show at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area’s first ever reptile and amphibian show on May 18 at King Gillette Ranch. The event, sponsored by the Western National Parks Association, also offered participants a chance to learn how to be safe now that peak snake season has arrived. 

Karl Miller, an animal trainer and handler for the entertainment industry, and longtime snake wrangler Bruce Freeman teamed up to give a rattlesnake awareness talk.