Robert W. Applegate

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Robert W. Applegate started collecting local reptiles by age 6 and was trading for exotics by age 11. By age 18, he was commercially collecting, importing, exporting and smuggling reptiles. He began captive breeding reptiles in the mid 1970s and currently breeds many morphs of the kingsnake, Gila Monsters and Mexican beaded lizards. He runs Applegate Reptiles with his wife, Marilee. More information can be found at

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