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The Return of Shelby the Swamp Man: Snakes – Fashion and Medicine in One (S1, E5) | History

December 12, 2019

Where is it at? – Right there!
– Hey. Ay ya ya–
– Ooh, he’s pretty. A red snake. Boy, that make a good hat band. Say your prayers. NARRATOR: A tried and true
tradition in the swamp is looking good. What you gonna
do with that skin? That looks like– you
don’t want me to tell you what that looks like.
[laughing] NARRATOR: And for Shelby,
the swamp is a one-stop shop. That’s gonna be
a good one, man. How’s it look?
– Hey, that’s pretty. Look, you put it to
make ’em fit your head. You wear ’em like
that till they dry. I thought you was gonna drag
me out here for bull-bull-[bleep but it ain’t
turning out too bad. NARRATOR: Now, the
swamp don’t just provide fashion accessories. It’s got everything you need
for the medicine cabinet too. You see this? It’s a medici-mal mushroom. It means medicine. NARRATOR: But to get
the very best stuff– [yelling] NARRATOR: Sometimes you gotta
be crazy enough to go toe-to-toe with slithering creatures. And crazy is a swamp
man’s specialty. Some scientists in New Orleans
looking for some snake venom to help people
when they get bit. Oh!
Oh! I’mma catch some
snakes and sell ’em. Get me some snake money.
What you got? What is that?
– Some little pincers and a bag. Oh, it’s that thing
to pick up trash. Yeah.
I’m not gonna touch them snakes. SHELBY: I’ll touch ’em. NARRATOR: Now, Shelby
and his pal Doug have been running the swamp
since they was itty-bitty. – Man, I can’t believe you.
– I can’t wait, man. I like catching [bleep] snakes.
– Do you? Damn right, man. Man. NARRATOR: And they
know where they can find a hissing pot of gold. SHELBY: Hold on. NARRATOR: If they can get there. SHELBY: Are you all right? DOUG: (LAUGHING) Yeah. Just be careful and watch
them big cottonmouths. DOUG: I’m a little worried
about this, Shelby. You gonna be all right, man.
I told you. If it’s your time to
die, you gonna die. Look, look, look! We can get the money now! Aw man!
– Watch him! Watch him! Did you feel him bite you? I’ve been bit a hell
of a lot of times, man. I’m damn near immune
to snake venom. Look!
There, ha! Here comes another one! [laughing] Got another one, Dougie. [yelling] – He got you, didn’t he?
– Yeah. It wasn’t bad, though. Bit the hair off my leg. Don’t be fooling
with no snakes– especially kids. ‘Cause they will kill
you, sometimes they have to cut your fingers
off, cut your arm off. Here we go! Look, look, look, look. I see a damn rattlesnake
in the damn grass. That son of a bitch will bite
the [bleep] out of you, man. He ain’t got no venom
in him, but he’ll bite the piss out you. DOUG: Watch him!
Watch him! NARRATOR: Now, in the swamp
there’s a traditional way of taking care of a snake. DOUG: What are you doing? NARRATOR: And then– well,
there’s the Shelby way. His head just come off. That is crazy! [laughing] Never seen someone do that. Damn snake– look at it!
[gunshot] Oh my. NARRATOR: Now, Shelby don’t
always go to such extremes. There he is!
You got him. We got him that time! Look out! Hey, hey, oh, whoa! NARRATOR: Sometimes he uses
a lighter touch to keep them snakes from a-biting him. Get him off of me. Snake bit son of a gun. Gonna bring him home. Let’s eat it, man. Come on, bring him with us.


  • Reply Dill Pickle January 23, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    That laugh tho

  • Reply Aquatic.Lifestyles January 24, 2019 at 1:20 am


  • Reply Gaz Panda January 26, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Who would win in a fight shelby or turtle man

  • Reply Lul Skell January 27, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Can I go live with Shelby for a week

  • Reply Caleb Moody January 30, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Swamp people is better

  • Reply Birb dr yeet February 4, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    m a j u n

  • Reply lady_wahine 2019 February 12, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    ? Shelby you crack me up brother best way to take a snakes head off ?? ??

  • Reply Mike Lee February 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Love watching these dude his different

  • Reply Delena Hayden February 23, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Ur awesome

  • Reply MrDavidelliottjr February 28, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    This guy is amazing. Idk hiw he even walks around carrying such huge balls. Wow

  • Reply roze March 1, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Im discusted and amaized at the same time

  • Reply Justin Smith March 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    I guess the History Channel doesn't require drug test…

  • Reply I hate Myself March 7, 2019 at 1:00 am

    I’ve seen everything now

  • Reply Issa Salote March 9, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Wow you are so super hero.?????

  • Reply Sloth Blower March 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Ppl like them are destroying nature ?

  • Reply Sarah Niece March 10, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Eeewwwww that snake why eat gross!!!

  • Reply JustNick March 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Just eww

  • Reply Giovan Graziano March 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm


  • Reply The operating Operator April 8, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Ant this the same guy from ax man?

  • Reply Potentialy Purple April 14, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Now here’s the difference between a redneck and a hillbilly

  • Reply Gerson Ramirez April 16, 2019 at 1:52 am


  • Reply Josie Steeley Dan April 17, 2019 at 5:18 am

    That makes a good headband. Where can I buy one?

  • Reply DIY- Cheap Healthy Cooking April 19, 2019 at 5:01 pm


  • Reply SxpremeXD April 20, 2019 at 2:31 am

    His personality gave me a good laugh wish I could lno someone like him

  • Reply Sdmc Necroscope April 22, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Man is a national treasure! Absolutely love this guy!

  • Reply BR Whitehead April 27, 2019 at 1:08 am

    When it's your time to die you will die.

  • Reply jeremia Suantak April 27, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Love his enthusiasm. Nearly crashed his boat man

  • Reply curtis turner April 27, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Thid dude is the real deal. I know a lot of people make fun of Louisianans and folks like this but they are some of the hardest working, resourceful people on this planet. They will do whatever they have to do to make an honest living. Tough folks down there

  • Reply Dave Nelson April 30, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    It's great that someone with such obvious retardation can get work

  • Reply Adam Warlock May 1, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Shelby is entertainment in a nutshell

  • Reply Daniel Mortari May 2, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Medicimal mushroom

  • Reply shitty advice guy May 3, 2019 at 7:33 am

    "Im a little worry shelby"

    "Dont worry,if it your time to die you die."


  • Reply Hillbilly Holler May 9, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I think me and shelby would get along great! We both think the same besides getting bit or stung bc I'm allergic

  • Reply Anime_Beatz May 9, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    2:10 what was that he said lol

  • Reply Graham Willis May 11, 2019 at 12:36 am

    2:56 lol

  • Reply Aaron Garrett May 11, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I bet this guy a blast to hang out with real American love it

  • Reply taurinfox21 May 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

    I know it's a show most of them fake but if this is I can tell you it's 100 percent accurate speaking for my uncle buck who is 3 miles in the swamp

  • Reply Fatty Fatty Two by Four May 13, 2019 at 8:06 am

    That pistol makes me lose it everytime

  • Reply Mitchell George May 14, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    He's a loveable nut

  • Reply masood ghazizadeh May 21, 2019 at 1:05 am

    I have friends exactly like him

  • Reply わたしはです-PURPLE May 25, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Shelby: *EXISTS*
    Snakes: AM I A JOKE TO YOU?

  • Reply Mason Woods May 26, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I will pay cash money to any body that can spell the nosie shelby makes.when.he gets bit

  • Reply hass jackson May 26, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Isnt snake venom in the head?? Dont they need that for antivenom

  • Reply Carflo • May 27, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Reminds me of the guy that purposely gets snake venom, and injects himself with it

  • Reply Sunus Holloway May 31, 2019 at 2:43 am

    I see ax men coming back but they need to bring shelby's show back return of the swamp man

  • Reply Nutella Kingsman May 31, 2019 at 10:01 am

    This man is a boss, jesus

  • Reply ThiccBoyNikolas GTA R6S May 31, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    He is disgustin and savage

  • Reply James Gotti June 7, 2019 at 11:32 pm


  • Reply Jamie Edmonds June 11, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Your nuts shelby but dang it looks fun hahaha

  • Reply R Dudley June 14, 2019 at 8:39 am

    This is at least five years old but at least go Shelby Shelby Shelby Shelby Tenderoni

  • Reply Charlotte Lewis June 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    This is just a copy and paste of Shrek

  • Reply The Shaman's Sword June 15, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Shelby is a beast

  • Reply QUEEN ARKLE June 30, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Did i just see that right he whipped a snake and its head came off that was crazy

  • Reply Daddy Mayonnaise July 1, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Meanwhile in Minnesota I'm shooting rattle snakes because people just don't like them

  • Reply Jason Nester July 2, 2019 at 3:34 am

    This whole show is scripted

  • Reply Marie Kokline July 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    funny brave man

  • Reply Clooz July 19, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Might be better for shelby to donate his own blood ect for the venom scientists to test. See if and how he developed anti venoms himself

  • Reply Chapo Gang July 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Reminds me of the turtle man

  • Reply Zachary Takach July 20, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Is the comment section really ignoring that he whipped a snakes head off. How drunk was he when he figured that out

  • Reply the_sour_ dino July 21, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Shelby Is like he is in rdr2

  • Reply BT K July 22, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    This man is 6 times sicker than Steve

  • Reply Dear Nobody July 26, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    2:11 ??? that sound he made ???

  • Reply Johnathan Landers July 28, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    This is a cold ol boy!

  • Reply Krookie Krisp July 28, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    That dude crazy

  • Reply Tommy Nicholson August 9, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Shelby bub the great

  • Reply neil phillips August 10, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Turtle soup tonight

  • Reply Scott Fabian August 12, 2019 at 5:13 am

    This guy is a total idiot.

  • Reply Hori state OF MIND August 12, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Lol wtf did I just watch this fellas a Legend

  • Reply truth seeker August 31, 2019 at 6:48 am

    This guy has balls of steel, he intrigues me

  • Reply M Vuletic August 31, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    this man is crazy I love it…..   reminds me of Steve Erwin the legend

  • Reply Jimmy Wells September 1, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    People take one look at a snake and run for their lives the snakes take one look at Shelby and run for their lives

  • Reply Ed Grabowski September 13, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Omg I love this man. He makes me laugh.

  • Reply NVG September 28, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Savage af

  • Reply Hunter Goodson September 29, 2019 at 11:48 am

    This dude is crazy?!!!

  • Reply Santiago Vega October 5, 2019 at 8:44 pm


  • Reply Hudson Hosford October 6, 2019 at 12:47 am


  • Reply Bradley Anderson October 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The toughest man on earth !

  • Reply kendrix gentry October 23, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    My next tshirt will say :

    If its yo time to die, you gon die!

  • Reply Trevor October 24, 2019 at 1:20 am

    He let A copperhead bite him.

  • Reply Tammy Huennerkopf October 30, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Shelby is cool. Always has a dog too. Snake money. hahaha

  • Reply mr_two_tone October 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Shelby is the king of the swamps

  • Reply jason lee November 5, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Snakes head came off. Wtf

  • Reply Paradox Kxbe November 8, 2019 at 10:32 am


  • Reply haul shine 409 barnett November 10, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Man he can't be getting bit by no cottonmouths like that? Could he?

  • Reply schmittie123 November 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    THE Character of the Century

  • Reply OM4Rx November 11, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    “If it’s your time to die you gone die”

  • Reply blue line November 12, 2019 at 6:48 am

    you one check away from being crazy.thats why i like you lol.

  • Reply LookYourShoe'sUntied November 12, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    That is one of God's prototypes he is the last of his kind truly original

  • Reply brakaner November 13, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Cant stop watching 🙂

  • Reply T S November 18, 2019 at 12:54 am

    dudes a legend!!

  • Reply Random_user_100 November 20, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Tf I swear his boat is actually made out of titanium

  • Reply Shaun November 23, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Shelby has one good dog

  • Reply Bdpjev November 26, 2019 at 1:24 am

    The history channel struck gold with Shelby. I wish that guy was my uncle

  • Reply Kenneth November 27, 2019 at 4:05 am

    This guy is the definition of awesome.

  • Reply Jelly Waltz November 30, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    That crazy muddafukker!

  • Reply Randy Butler November 30, 2019 at 11:32 pm


  • Reply Antonio Destefano December 1, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Hold on lol ?

  • Reply LEB LEB December 2, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    A True nut case ?

  • Reply Javier Garza December 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    My boy wild ?

  • Reply YourMeh Bi-tc-h December 9, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    that dog gonna die soon if he runs up to venomous snakes like that sad

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