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Bill Haast

Bill Haast works with a Chinese Cobra (AP Photo)
Bill Haast works with a Chinese Cobra (AP Photo)

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March 14, 2018 "I had a dream about Bill Hasst last night as I was sleeping here in Hamilton, New Zealand. I remember growing up in Miami, Fla. and as a teenager I would go hunting snakes in the Everglades and sell them to Bill. I got bit by a water mocasin in 1953 and was rushed to Bill's Serpentarium where he injected me and saved my life. I have never forgotten him and often tell my friends how we used to talk together about snakes and what he did with his work. I remember riding motorcycles with his son Bill Jr. He was my friend and a great person in my life. I hope I live to be 100 as he did. I am 81 now and we have no snakes in New Zealand.
Mr. Hasst was my hero and I still miss him very much. God Bless you Mr. Hasst. Thank you, jim crain sr. Hamilton, New Zealand" - jim crain sr (Hamilton)
July 12, 2017 "As a child growing up in Miami, the Serpentarium was always a popular school field trip. Bill Haast was a great man who left a wonderful legacy. Thank you for your work and for providing your blood to be used as a base for anti-venom serum."
May 20, 2017 "Thanks for your studies & dedication to the snake species and wanted to share with the world your time was meant to be here on Earth to teach us to love understand and appreciate snakes and Wildlife." - Penny Mitchell (Powder springs, GA)
April 26, 2017 "I was very saddened to hear about Bill's passing. I always wanted to meet him, ever since I was a small child because of my fascination with snakes. I finally met and interviewed Bill on August 7, 2000, where he helped me with my herpetology thesis I was writing for the University of Phoenix. It was a day I will always remember. In life you seldom get to know and meet your heroes. Thanks for your help and friendship. Hope to see you when I get to Heaven." - Robert Lyons (Slidell, LA)
January 19, 2017 "Dr. Haast was a wonderful human being. I hope he is in heaven today. During the 1950's I remember many TV News broadcasts following the Dr's car through traffic with a police escort on his way to inject some suffering soul with some of his own blood as an antidote for a poisonous snake bite. His research saved untold thousands of lives." - Joseph Papierz Jr (Deerfield Beach, FL)
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Obituary for Bill Haast
Bill Haast died Wednesday, he was 100. Haast remained director of Miami Serpentarium Laboratories near Punta Gorda until his death. The...
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