If you know some one that lives near you you could have them bring a snake over and aclimate your family to a snake. DO YOUR RESEARCH! If you can prove to your poarents you klnow what your doing, and know about the species, there is a better chance of aquiring a snake. AND try to convince them to go to a herp show, thats how i got my first bp.
I got a bunch of snakes and a bunch of guns