Ross Allen Reptile Institute

232386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Ross Allen wrestles an alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda i...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828

Dragons of Paradise-Part I

252789
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part one of a two-part program on Florida alligators. The film describes how the alligator survived for millennia, only to be hunted to near extinction in the 20th century. Several of Florida's authorities on alligators, including Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida, Tommy Hime...
Video Details
28:20; color; sound; V-216 EA039; S.1239

GOING, GOING, GONE: FRIEND OR FOE

253152
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:50; color; sound; V-5 BA020; S. 828
Description
Ross Allen shares interesting facts about rattlesnakes. Viewers see snake hunters pouring gasoline into a hole to flush the snakes out. The film also shows Tommy Allen, Ross's son, working with his father as they milk the snakes' venom. An emergency call comes to the Reptile Institute and Ross swing...

THE UNCONQUERED

253588
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:40; color; sound; V-90 CA118; S. 828
Description
This film shows contemporary American Indian life after a brief historical introduction. It shows a medicine man picking herbs and another man wrestling a gator in water. A powwow is held at Silver Springs and viewers see Ross Allen (herpetologist) and Will Rogers Jr. Produced by Silver Springs.

PATHWAYS FOR TOMORROW

253379
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:40; color; sound; V-54 AA088; S. 828
Description
This film tells about Ross Allen and the annual camporee that he and Silver Springs sponsor for the Boy Scouts. There are scenes of scouts in various activities, including a tortoise race with two scouts seated atop Galapagos Tortoises. They swim in Silver Springs and go on glass-bottom boat rides, ...

FLORIDA'S KINGDOM OF THE SUN

253077
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; b&w; sound; V-18 CAl53; S.828
Description
This is a long version of AA046. Viewers see Marion County with Silver Springs (including Deer Ranch and Ross Allen Reptile Institute), which contains the Prince of Peace Memorial with its hand-carved dioramas. The film also shows Six-Gun Territory and Juniper Springs, with underwater photography of...

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