Venomous Snake Handling Experience: Brendan is a full time temporary Zookeeper at Denver Zoo with a focus on caring for reptiles and amphibians. He has worked with a variety of venomous snakes from Prairie Rattlesnakes to Mangshan pit vipers to Rinkhals cobras. He joined Adaptation in the summer of 2020 building rattlesnake fences and then began rattlesnake education and mitigation in 2021. As a Steering Committee Member of the Colorado Chapter of Partners in Reptile and Amphibian Conservation, he organizes reptile and amphibian surveys. Brendan regularly presents to elementary school students about the important role reptiles play in the environment. With a life-long passion for reptiles, Brendan frequently volunteers for and has traveled to Costa Rica for conservation efforts. In his free time he photographs, keeps, and breeds many different reptiles.