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.