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Who is Dusty Crum? The Toughest Snake Hunters in the World

Dusty Crum is an American reality star and one of the toughest snake hunters in the world. Crum has spent his entire life hunting pythons in the Florida Everglades.

Crum has been one of the prominent casts of the Discovery show, Guardians of the Glades. Besides, Dusty has been working in the History channel reality show, Swamp People.

One of the well-versed snake hunters, who has been in the limelight for over a decade has garnered millions of fans from across the world. However, there are still a lot of interesting things to know about him. In today’s episode, we are trying to explore Dusty Swamp’s family, career, and relationships in detail.

Dusty Crum was born in Sarasota, Florida: Details on His Age

Dusty Crum was born Dustin Crum in Sarasota, Florida, on May 31, 1980. He is aged 41 as of 2021. But there are no details about his parents and family. He now lives in Myakka City, Florida.

As per his Facebook profile, Crum completed high school at Sarasota Christian High School.

The reality star and python hunter, Dusty Crum
The reality star and python hunter, Dusty Crum

Besides, talking about his nationality, Dusty belongs to an American and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Dusty Crum is a Bounty Hunter

Crum is a registered python bounty hunter. He gets paid for capturing pythons like catching most wanted criminals. He works for the South Florida Water Management District that embarked on a conservative program to safeguard the South Florida Everglades from invasive reptiles.

As per Sun-Sentinel, a python bounty hunter gets $8.65 an hour and additional bounties depending upon the python’s length. The site reported the hunter gets an additional $50 for the first 4 feet and $25 for every foot thereafter.

Previously Worked in Construction

Dusty Crum doesn’t talk much about his profession before started capturing snakes. However, some online sources report Crum worked as a construction worker, digging ditches, pouring concrete, and more.

But ever since he found his interest in catching snakes, Dusty has never looked back in his career. Besides his association with the South Florida Water Department, Crum has also made his appearances in a couple of reality series for Discovery and History channels.

Is an Owner of Orchid Business

Dusty Crum and his longtime girlfriend, Natalee McKinney, co-run an orchid business. His girlfriend brought up the idea of doing orchid business, and they bought a wholesale shop in  Venice, Florida, named Orchid Envy.

His Love Life: Is Dating His Girlfriend Natalee McKinney

The 41-year-old python hunter doesn’t talk about his relationship and girlfriend often. However, we can confirm that the reality TV personality is in a stable and longtime relationship with his girlfriend, Natalee McKinney. Like her boyfriend, Natalee is from Sarasota, Florida.

Dusty Crum girlfriend, Natalee McKinney
Dusty Crum and his gf, Natalee McKinney

Natalee is a co-owner of Orchid Envy along with her beau. Besides, the Sarasota native is a python bounty hunter and has collaborated with her lover to catch pythons. In an interview, Crum said when the two met for the first time, his bae had been working in a greenhouse in Myakka. He added, “I got interested in the science end of it.”

He Holds a Record for Catching Python

Dusty Crum has held a couple of records in capturing an enormous Burmese python in Florida. He doesn’t hold the world record, but as part of a program to eliminate Burmese pythons from the Everglades.

Crum caught a huge python, measuring 16 feet, 11 inches, breaking the program’s record by 1 inch. Meanwhile, the previous record was also in his name; he had caught 16 feet 10 inches long python.

Dusty Crum also Sells Leather Products.

Crum describes himself as a wildlife conservationist. On the other hand, he and his team are involved in selling a collection of merchandise made from python leather. He and his girlfriend founded Florida Everglades Collections to support the bounty hunters financially.

Both Crum and his girlfriend promote the products on their respective Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Dusty Crum TV Appearance: Is a Reality TV Personality

The 41-year-old python hunter has worked in a couple of reality shows. According to IMDb, Crum started appearing on the Discovery’s documentary show, Guardians of the Glades, in 2019. Likewise, he made his appearances on the History channel show, Swamp People in 2019. In 2020, Dusty Crum worked on the television show, the 2020 Python Bowl.

What is His Net Worth?

Dusty’s net worth is $1 million as of 2021. He mostly makes money from his work as a python hunter and his TV appearances.