Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Josh Ruffell has served as a wildlife consultant and animal trainer on a vast number of Hollywood film and television productions. Particularly expert with reptiles, Josh Ruffell is currently a freelance animal trainer who often works with Jules Sylvester’s Reptile Rentals, Inc.
Jules Sylvester’s Reptile Rentals stands out as the foremost provider of reptiles to the film and television industry. The company is led by Jules Sylvester, a wildlife expert who has caught and handled more than 10,000 snakes. Established in 1980, the company has been credited on numerous productions, including Snakes on a Plane, Jurassic Park, Arachnophobia, The X-Files, and Desperate Housewives. Since inception, Reptile Rentals has had an unparalleled safety record, without incident for more than 30 years.
Apart from reptiles, Jules Sylvester and company supply several other classes of animals, including amphibians and arthropods. In addition, for out-of-town shoots, it offers snake-catching services (carefully relocating all snakes after the shoot), designed to ensure the safety of cast and crew while on location.
Located less than an hour from Hollywood in Thousand Oaks, California, Reptile Rentals has earned high marks from the American Humane Association. It also holds up-to-date permits with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other government agencies.