On June 10, 1995, snake hunter Rudolf Komarek, led a camera crew across a ridge west of the Susquehanna River near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. It was the opening day of rattlesnake season and the crew was there to film Komarek capture two pregnant timber rattlesnakes for a CNN documentary.
At that time, the bag limit in Pennsylvania was one snake per day. The following March, immediately after the documentary aired nationally, Komarek was arrested for exceeding the state’s bag limit. It was his seventh bust in Pennsylvania.