By MARGO MASSEY, Daily Record
While some people shy away from snakes, reptiles and spiders, Robert Weaver makes a point of seeking them out.
His interest in snakes and reptiles started when he was 5 years old and living outside of Kennewick.
“Walking home one day from school with a bunch of kids, we found a dead gopher snake,” Weaver said. “I picked it up, it was dead, I didn’t care. I showed it to my mom and she was really scared so I knew I found something really cool.”
It was an interest that would carry through to adulthood.
Weaver, a biology lecturer at Central Washington University, is a herpetologist focusing on a species called night snakes that can be found from British Columbia to Mexico. He is one of two people in the world studying the snakes.
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PHOTO: Robert Weaver holds a desert night snake in his office at CWU. (Brian Myrick / Daily Record)
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