From as soon as I was able to wander around, I've been catching [or trying to
] frogs, toads, snakes, bugs, and any other critter I could get my hands on. I really started gaining an interest in them when I first saw 'Tibo' the iguana on tv, my dad went out and bought me a stuffed green dinosaur and put a red, studded kitty collar on it
My dad actually bought me an iguana when I was 4 years old (hehehe... my mom sent us to the pet store to get a hamster
), and she lasted 20 years in my care.