From the depths of Florida’s swamps comes a new series from Discovery Channel featuring lots of exotic reptiles and two brothers from very different worlds. Swamp Brothers follows Robbie & Stephen Keszey, who run Glades Herp Farms, Florida’s largest reptile sanctuary. Their farm also houses Florida’s International Teaching Zoo, which is full of rare species from around the globe and brings in a constant stream of new and different animals each month. The brothers make their living breeding and caring for hundreds of slithering, poisonous and sharp-toothed creatures, but their passion is being on call 24 hours a day to respond to animal emergencies across the vast state of Florida.
Robbie, the owner, is an animal lover, while Stephen is the squeamish brother who has traded the bars of New York City for the wilds of Florida. (Read more about Robbie and Stephen.) When Robbie asked Stephen to help him expand the business, Stephen initially wasn’t thrilled to leave the big city life, especially to spend all his time around dangerous animals. Overly cautious by nature, Stephen concedes that where reptiles are concerned, he always bows to the expertise of his brother.
Catch a sneak peek of the Swamp Brothers getting a giant python ready for transport:
Tune in tonight at 10pm ET/PT for a sneak peek and on Fridays at 10 pm ET/PT each week as the brothers tackle wild hogs, alligators… and working together.