Jacob Moore prowled the fields and creeks around his house looking for frogs, lizards and snakes. He wanted to be a reptile and amphibian biologist when he grew up.
Jacob spent his free time reading everything he could about the reptiles and amphibians of Missouri. These efforts paid off when one day he spotted a snake slithering across the road. With its brilliant red pattern, Jacob knew it was a harmless red milk snake.
As soon as the car stopped, Jacob popped out. It took some fancy footwork, but he finally caught the snake. His mom found a pillowcase, and Jacob dropped the serpent inside. Part of his mom’s job is teaching kids about Missouri’s wildlife.
She turned the snake into a celebrity, showing it to classrooms throughout northeast Missouri. When he’s not catching snakes, Jacob loves to hunt and fish.
Nichole LeClair Terrill