for me it was....
chameleon, i went to hawaii (the maui island) and was in the in this garden and saw a jacksons chameleon, this is when i was 10, than i waited for them to become legal to keep (in alberta) and than 3 years after that i got my first chameleon.
red eared slidders, i got them when i was 6 but i have always had a high interest for turtles ever since i was umm probably 3 and i still am except i only enjoy to see them when i am diving.
poison arrow frogs, ever since i saw them in a reptile book when i was in gr. 4 i have always wanted some dendrobates tinctorius and dendrobates azureus. look at me now i have 15 tinc's and 4 azureus , plus my auratus. ya this will always be my main interest except i am not buying anymore unless i can get my paws on fantasticus, galactonotus, or intermedius.
IF IT CAN'T KILL YOU, WHY BE AFRAID?