Bighead, how do you find the herping there compared to here? I'd probably donate a lung or something to be able to live there and go out herping.
Although our herping isn't bad either.
I just 'officially' started this hobby last year, but I've been temporarily keeping all sorts of things since I was walking. I used to spend hours playing with little plastic animals and feeding colonies of woodbugs. Then last year I walked by a reptile display (fine, more like stayed there for hours, but still) and something just clicked. It's just gone from there.
Honestly, animal raising has got to be one of the best hobbies around.