Celebrity Q&A, Featured ArticleBy Ken Beck on September 15, 2012
What can you tell us about Dr. Brady Barr on National Geo Wild?
—Maxine Hill, Holton, Ind.
The herpetologist, 49, who has begun a new season of “Dangerous Encounters With Brady Barr,” was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in Bloomington, Ind. While a student at the University of Miami, where he earned a doctorate degree, he had his first close encounter with an Everglades alligator. “I caught a baby, and I heard something coming through the brush like a freight train. It was the mother,” he says. “I jumped in the back of my truck, and she got the baby in her mouth and went back into the water. I knew ‘I got to work with these.’” The only man to have captured and studied all 23 crocodile species in the wild, Barr is married and has two children.