Murrells Inlet 'Snakeman' follows in family's footsteps

Franklin Smalls, known as the “Snakeman” to locals, has been picking oysters from the pluff mud of Murrells Inlet for 58 years, often singing as he works. At 67-years-old, Smalls says he followed in his father’s and grandfather’s muddy footprints
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Franklin Smalls, known as the “Snakeman” to locals, has been picking oysters from the pluff mud of Murrells Inlet for 58 years, often singing as he works. At 67-years-old, Smalls says he followed in his father’s and grandfather’s muddy footprints

“We’ve got everything a poor person wants, right here:” Murrells Inlet ‘Snakeman’ follows family tradition of picking oysters

March 29, 2017 05:22 PM