A couple of Tucson residents are hoping that more people will learn to appreciate and protect rattlesnakes and other snakes in our region and around the world. Melissa Amarello and Jeff Smith are co-founders of Advocates for Snake Preservation. They are trying to dispel myths about the maligned reptiles and give them a better shot at survival in their interactions / proximity to human beings. However, Amarello and Smith admit it can be a tough sell- rattlesnakes are not seen as beautiful or cuddly as are some species like hummingbirds or panda bears.
Producer: Tony Paniagua
Videographer: Andrew Brown / Steve Riggs
Editor: Steve Riggs