Started as a kid
Ive been into herps off and on for over 20yrs , i got started catching snapping turtles and snakes in the river by my parents house ( drove my parents nuts) I dragged home everything.
Snappers kill baby swans here and at that time they had a bounty on them here so me being an enterpriseing type ( and money hungry) I put a dint in the local population 15 - 20 a summer at 20 + lbs each made a good buck .Ive since refined my herping and keep only that which i can take the best of care.
Like kings , Corns , Boa,s and pythons.
Have a good one