When it comes to learning more about Texas critters, I decided to reach out to the Critterman himself, David Kleven. Critterman was recently in the Lake Travis area at the Lake Travis Community Library talking about wildlife with a couple of his critter pals on-hand to educate and entertain — “edutain” — everyone.
Critterman has been featured on the Discovery Network’s Animal Planet and has worked with other famous animal experts like Jack Hanna, Jeff Corwin and the Kratt brothers.
According to Kleven, the most popular critter people call and email him about is our slithery friend, the snake. Obviously snakes are scary since many of them are poisonous. Then again, many are actually harmless garden snakes that fear humans as much as we fear them. I had the opportunity to discuss a few critters with Kleven for a quick summertime education: