Robert Habegger | Naturalist, outdoor enthusiast loved to share knowledge and pet reptiles

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Robert Habegger was the kind of character that you could only find in a novel. Or Pittsburgh. Disarming and sweet, “Snakeguy,” as he was known, could invariably be found wearing a big smile and a pet serpent at one of the many community events where he volunteered, or at a local farmers market, where he sold his own blended pepper seasonings, snacks and pretzels. Before they knew it, seduced newcomers would somehow have Boa Derek, his Brazilian rainbow boa constrictor, draped around their neck and a bag of his unforgivably spicy — and bestselling — reaper pepper seasoning in their pocket.

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