thats exactly what i was getting at julie. mykee has completely misinterpreted what i said. people can walk their dogs and let their cats roam free in the neighbourhoods, but people who enjoy reptiles must hoard them away. they're not my hobby, or my secret, they're just as much part my family as my cats are. i don't go showing them off to everyone and shoving them in their faces. i was bringing home my new cornsnake from work in a kritterkeeper, and not bringing attention to it at all. if anyone asks what i have i try to inform them that snakes aren't unpredictable viscious animals (esp. cornsnakes). animals are only unpredictable and viscious if you don't understand what they're doing and why they're doing it.
i'm just really outraged at how fear replaces knowledge. sorry to rant...
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.