I stood at a distance as new Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Robert Brodman gently lifted a bright pink corn snake from a glass case. With outstretched arms, he held the snake comfortably so I could capture the image above. The snake lay securely in his hands, moving its head around Brodman’s arm and up his chest, but he didn’t blink. He’s quite comfortable around snakes and other reptiles. In fact, he owns three snakes, close to twenty salamanders, and one frog.