Jules Sylvester (born 13 November 1950) is a snake wrangler who works in film and television. He was born in England and raised in Kenya where he was first introduced to snake catching at age 16. He served in the Rhodesian Light Infantry during the Rhodesian Bush War from 1973-1974. He has appeared in numerous television shows including a series of appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and his own 2002 series Wild Adventures. He handled the snakes in the film Snakes on a Plane. He was also a guest on The Bernie Mac Show. He has also made multiple appearances on Spike TV's 1000 Ways to Die, in segments dealing with animal-related deaths. In 2006, he claimed that after 40 years of snake handling he had never been bitten. He also appeared as a snake handler in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "Got Murder."
In 2012, he appeared in Animal Movers in Episode 2: "The Tortoise and the Hare-Raising Cobra." He transported Cobras to Florida.
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- AnimalMovers.TV (15 March 2012). "Animal Movers". www.AnimalMovers.TV. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
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