It feels strange to be writing about myself thinking that someone might actually be interested in reading such a thing- which I remain doubtful about, but you know, just in case. Alright, here we go.
My name is Lorenzo, an Italian guy with a weird mind and an undying passion for all things wildlife- most prominently reptiles. It started back when I was a little kid, getting down and dirty to look for critters of all kinds- and now here I am, an almost 24 year-old kid getting down and dirty to look for critters of all kinds so that one day I might get to call it “my job”. To this end, I moved to the Netherlands right after finishing high school, obtaining my Bachelor’s degree from University College Utrecht (major in Biology and Environmental Sciences) in 2018. I subsequently graduated with a Master’s degree in Biology (specialization Biodiversity and Sustainability) from Leiden University in 2020, after completing my Master’s thesis research at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Just to be clear, I didn’t come up with “Crazy Snakeman” myself- I like to think I’m not that pretentious (the story behind this nickname will certainly be the subject of a separate post). Still, it resonated in my mind and I immediately identified with it- so much so that when I decided to try my hand at science communication on social media, I chose it as my profile name both on Facebook and Instagram (links below). After 18 months of scicomm activity on social networks, I decided to give it a go and launch a proper website to (hopefully) offer you all instructive content on herpetology and conservation. If you are willing to give me the gift of your interest, then let’s get going- the journey has officially started.