Josh Freeman The Snake HandlerJuly 25th, 2012
Josh Freeman is still firing guns at gun ranges, but Joe’s not worried about that. Joe’s more concerned about the potential perils Freeman faces handling his personal exotic snake collection.
Freeman opened up about his various hobbies recently to NFL Network host Rich Eisen, via the Rich Eisen podcast on NFL.com. Freeman shared stories of Calypso, his 8 1/2-foot albino burmese python, among the other snakes around Freeman’s home.
A snake lover since third grade, Freeman said he loves his Boa constrictors and is upset by snake neglect stories.
Calypso, though, is getting too big and dangerous, Freeman said, and he’s planning to find a zoo home for her.
“I’m not going to dump it into the Everglades like everybody else does,” Freeman said. “She’s not a happy woman.”
It’s a classic interview that showcases Freeman’s deadpan sense of humor. Other Freeman hobbies outside of the gun range are his bulldog puppy running amidst the carnivorous reptiles, and he likes to play soccer.