A Slaying At The Serpentarium

This week we are discussing the fascinating life and death of a reptile enthusiast in North Carolina.

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Sources:

The Netflix Special Referenced is called “The Stand-Ups”. The episode we mention is Season 1, Episode 1 with Nate Bargatze.

https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2018/10/13/insanity-ruling-ends-thesad-final-chapter-of-sepentarium-owner-killed-by-his-wife/

https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2018/10/13/insanity-ruling-ends-thesad-final-chapter-of-sepentarium-owner-killed-by-his-wife/
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https://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/632-love-and-death-inthe-cape-fear-serpentarium

https://www.eastchapelhillobserver.com/2017/11/13/wilmingtonherpetologist-meets-untimely-death/

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/ article150633967.html

https://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170515/wife-held-without-bailin-murder-of-wilmington-snake-expert-dean-ripa

https://charlied2342.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/the-man-who-chasessnakes-a-close-encounter-with-dean-ripa/

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https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2018/10/13/insanity-ruling-ends-thesad-final-chapter-of-sepentarium-owner-killed-by-his-wife/