No, you're not a nerd. We herpers take pride in the label given to us by all the so-called "normal" folks out there who don't understand our passion.
We are freaks, and PROUD TO BE FREAKS. You're just a superfreak since you've taken herping to the next level and properly identify your animals.
I would love it if most of the petstores I see would know the Latin names of their herps. Usually they mislabel even the common names of anything more "exotic" than firebelly toads, leopard geckos, bearded dragons, red-tailed boas, and Ball pythons.
The Zombie Mama is here!