[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Also Visit: Facebook | Twitter

We were recently featured on Texas Homes for Sale, a great place to find the best in Texas Real Estate and Dallas, TX Homes for Sale. Check out the article at Learn to Love and Appreciate the Wild Ones with Daryl Sprout's Snake Encounters.

Our Mission

Bringing over 20 years of experience and a generous helping of humor into the nature education arena, with a heavy emphasis on dispelling myths and helping the public conquer this learned and often paralyzing phobia. Thousands of audience members have overcome the learned and unnecessary fear of snakes through safe and entertaining interaction with beautiful animals that are accustomed to live performances and human contact.

Former Clients Include:

Dr. Pepper

Snapple Group

Washington Mutual



Time-Warner Cable

Discovery Channel

State Fair of Texas

Museum of Nature and Science

Discovery Science Center

Vista III Media


Texas Parks and Wildlife

About Daryl Sprout

After many years of doing talks at the Dallas Nature Center, word of mouth grew to the point that Daryl began Snake Encounters in 1993 to address the need for an accessible entity for the general public. It was established with the purpose of providing education on the subject of snakes in a humorous and entertaining way - in order to dispel myths, help audience members overcome the phobia, and to help guide the rapidly growing hobby of informed and responsible herpetoculture.

Daryl is fortunate to have a great collection of beautiful, patient animals who meet his strict criteria of docility, gentleness and distinctiveness - ensuring a program filled with wonder at nature's beauty and adaptability. Unlike many other animal-oriented nature presentations, Daryl encourages a hands-on approach to the topics covered. Many of the animals seen can be touched and interacted with at the end of the show.

With the timing of a stand-up comic, the stage presence of a seasoned actor, and accomplished magician, Daryl does exciting, funny, fast-paced shows that are known for their high production values. Described as "Somewhere between Steve Irwin and Steve Martin" in style, Daryl became known in California as "The George Carlin of Herpetology." He believes that the more entertained the audience is, the more of his important message they will absorb. The show IS educational, but the crowd is usually having too much fun to notice.
[an error occurred while processing this directive]