"Snake Man of Appalachia" is a reality docu-series on Animal Planet that follows the lives of the Shorts, an extraordinary Appalachian family with deep roots in the serpent-handling religion.

The series captures the family's everyday life as they struggle to escape the grinding poverty of eastern Kentucky mountain life while still remaining true to their roots. Together, parents Verlin Short and Reva Short are raising two daughters, 16-year-old Denishea Short and13-year-old Peetie Short, and eight-year-old twin boys, Jeremiah Short and Mackenzie Short. Verlin attends serpent-handling churches, disappears into the mountains for snake hunts and keeps more than 40 rattlesnakes and copperheads for use in religious services. Reva hates snakes and doesn't want to be anywhere near them - another struggle for the Shorts in their quest to survive in the mountains of Kentucky.

"Snake Man of Appalachia" is produced by Dan Sexton Media.


Network: Animal Planet
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 12, 2012
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Dan Sexton Media

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