About William Thacker

Ever since four-year-old William got to hold a black rat snake, he has been fascinated by animals. As a child, he kept a menagerie in his family’s back yard in Florida, then moved his collection to Clermont’s Citrus Tower where, at the age of fifteen, he was giving guided tours and “milking” rattlesnakes for the public at The Wildlife Arena.

Throughout his life, William has involved himself in traveling, collecting, and teaching about wildlife. He has been a youth camp counselor, a biology teacher, and a television host. He has operated an import company, an exotic animal shop and has worked as zoo curator and educator.

In 2019 William returned to Florida and began writing Thacker Tales. He now resides in the Black Hammock Wilderness Area where he continues to pen the stories of his incredible life with animals.