'The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man': 'Barefoot and no brakes'

Since its third season, History's reality show "Ax Men" -- which recently ended its sixth season -- has featured Shelby "Swamp Man" Stanga, who retrieves valuable sunken timber from the bottom of southern Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp.Of all the colorful loggers featured on the show, Stanga -- who's been living in the swamps north of New Orleans since he was 9 -- may be furthest out of the box.He doesn't wear a great deal; few outsiders can understand a word he says; he's prone to taking outrageous chances with equipment, brown swamp water and thunder-and-lightning storms; and his dog, Willy, moves just enough to prove he's neither dead nor a stuffed animal.Airing Tuesdays, History's "The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man" is an eight-episode, half-hour series that has followed Stanga on his quest to buy a new houseboat to replace the one that got wrecked in Hurricane Isaac.Apparently there aren't that many houseboats for sale in...



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