It is no secret that Dusty Crum is one of the strongest and proficient snake hunters around. Nicknamed as “The Wildman” Dusty takes on the giant constrictors known as Burmese pythons in an attempt to save the Florida Everglades. The rising population of snakes has resulted in a dwindling population of other animals. Dusty alongside his team engages in fierce wrestling matches with the giant snakes to take back control of the glades. His adventures have been documented in the reality series Guardian of the Glades. The series airs on the Discovery channel.
Dusty was born on May 31, 1980, in Sarasota County, Florida, U.S. He spent most of his early life in the county and also discovered his love for reptiles. A young dusty would often go for hunting reptiles. He later switched over to bigger and more dangerous snakes such as Pythons.
Before his appearance in reality TV, dusty worked as a construction worker. He was in charge of menial tasks like pouring concrete and digging ditches. This was a complete waste of his skills and Dusty quit his job to work on the series, Swamp People.
He found recognition amongst fans for his work as a repltile hunter on the series and was later picked up to star as a leading man in a very new show. The Guardian of the Glades first premiered on the 28th of May 2019 and is currently airing its second season. People have taken well to the series and are digging Dusty Krum as the leading man.
Throughout the years, Dusty has worked closely with animal conservationists to protect the ecosystem. Dusty is in close consultation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and works alongside the commission to tackle the rising population of Burmese pythons. Dusty has also worked alongside South Florida Water Management District as an official bounty hunter. Unlike a human bounty hunter, his job was to capture snakes and interestingly he wished every capture was bigger and larger since the pay was based on the length and size.
A relationship to savor:
Dusty is in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Natalee Mckinney. A fellow snake hunter, Natalee is also a native of Sarasota. Even though the pair are yet to tie the knot or get engaged, they are very supportive of their goals. In a relationship that has spanned for almost two decades, the pair have been spotted together in several events including the most recent Python Bowl 2020 in Florida. The pair also co-own the Orchid Envy that sells goods to support other bounty hunters.
Dusty follows an unusual routine before going snake hunting and fans have been quick to point it out as superstition. The man is rarely seen without a feather (which indicates good luck) in his hair. He also goes hunting barefoot in just a shirt and shorts. He barely uses trap and you can always count on him to get his hands dirty.
The snake hunter has come a long way regarding his fame and money. From working roughly $8 per hour at district conservation organization to boosting five figures salary per episode of a tv show, all thanks to his exploits on Discovery TV show Guardian of the Glades. Furthermore, he sells python made merchandise. As of 2020, Dusty Crum has an estimated net worth of $400,000.
Age, Ethnicity, Nationality
Currently 39 years of age Dusty picked up the traits of a snake hunter early in his childhood. He was born and bred in Sarasota County, Florida. He holds American by nationality and if ethnicity is concerned he is caucasian. Dusty celebrates his birthday every year on May 31 and will turn 40 years old next month.
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Place of Birth
Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Entrepreneur, Television Personality, Snake hunter and Conservationist