You Do What? Really Unusual Jobs From snake milker to horse dentist, NPR reporters profile some of the people working in the most unexpected and unique professions.
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You Do What? Really Unusual Jobs

From snake milker to horse dentist, NPR reporters profile unexpected and unique professions.

Paul Rhymer, the last Smithsonian taxidermist, just retired after 25 years in the job his father and grandfather once held. hide caption

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Ken Darnell milks snakes in his Gordon, Ala., lab. The amount of venom he retrieves varies by snake, starting with just a few drops. Kathy Lohr/NPR hide caption

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Adventures Of A Snake Milker: This Herd Has Fangs

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Hershey, wearing the dinosaur costume, entertains a young crowd. Larry W. Smith hide caption

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The MMT Observatory is home to the largest single-mirror telescope in North America, and engineer Michael Alegria is one of a handful of operators trained to use it. Howard Lester/MMT Observatory hide caption

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