Henry Rollins- Still Obsessed with Snakes

Jun 17, 2012
The Reptile Report
by Contributing Editor

The Reptile Report - Henry Rollins is still obsessed with snakes.

“I find them fascinating,” he says, a sliver of one of those tattoos peeking out from under his shirt.

Rollins, a former member of hardcore punk band Black Flag, says his interest began with a few small nudges into the world of serpents.

“I saw them on National Geographic, played with a boa constrictor a guy brought to school… I was hooked. I still am.

“It turned into obsession. Soon I was head of the reptile department at a pet store just to handle these creatures and get bitten by a reticulated python… by ninth grade I’d memorized all the scientific names of every snake in North America.”

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