Every Sunday for almost a century John Cann's family ran the famous
snake show in a pit at La Perouse in Sydney - an area once alive
with tiger, brown and black snakes. After growing up with over 300
'pet' snakes in their backyard, John and his brother George took
over the snake show from their parents in 1965. By the time John
retired in 2010, he'd survived five venomous snake bites. Many of
those familiar with John and his shows wouldn't know that he was
also an Olympic athlete, a top state rugby league player who played
alongside some of the legends of the game, a state champion boxer,
an adventurer and a world authority on turtles. The Last Snake Man
chronicles John's extraordinary life and times. From wrangling
snakes to chasing turtles, from remote country towns to the
impenetrable jungles of New Guinea, this is the story of an amazing
Australian and his never-ending search for fascinating animals and
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