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Old 05-12-04, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Story time

Thought it would be nice if we shared a story about someone we "introduced" or as my family calls it "corupts" someone into the intrest of reptiles.

I'll start since i made the thread...

I've always been the odd one in the family and getting into reptiles was just another push in that direction. LOL Until i started getting all the kids interested into them. I have 1 sister and 1 brother, my sister has 2 boys and 1 girl. Every time i see or talk to my nephews they always ask how my "herps" are doing and asking if they can come see them or have one of the babies. I have to tell them that their mom and dad say no (i feel bad for this) so i can't give them any babies. < They can't have ANY small animals because i bought their daughter a hampster and it escaped and went down into the vent and died, and they had to spend 500 dollars to get it out along with the horrible smell. > Anyway i always bring over my snakes shed, because the youngest boy Alex loves collecting them, my sister says he takes them to school all the time for show and tell. He even does reports on herps if his assignments allow it (he just did one on dart frogs). Well my sister finally caved in and he got his first fully aquatic frog a few months ago. My sister tried telling me some info on the frog and he chimed in and said "Mom, you don't know anything about my frog, do you" then he turns to me and starts telling me all about the frog. I was so proud of him, i had a huge smerk on my face thinking that's my little man. LOL He even did all the research by himself and he's only 10. He tells me now that he wants to go to school to learn about reptiles and he want's to keep a whole bunch of speices when he gets older, and hopefully he can work at the zoo. Maybe his mind will change but i hope he always has a facination with herps and i'm glad i was there to influince him. He will even go out catching frogs and lizards near my moms house and then look them up on the internet to find out what kind they were (i've told him several times not to pick up snakes without an adult there).

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i work in the reptile department of a pet store and one day i had a gopher snake out, this girl was about to walk into the department when she noticed it in my hands finally. she let out a yelp and started to run away. i said something like "no, wait, he's really very harmless" or some such. she tentatively came back into the department and watched the snake while i played with it a bit more and told her about it, then asked if she could touch, i said go for it. 5 minutes later she was holding it and playing with it as if she'd been around snakes for years, completely confident. she came back a few times just to see that snake and plans on getting one when he parentals will allow it.
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oh and my ex's friend visited me one day at the store and fell utterly in love with one of the boas. it was cute.
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i have gotten quite a few people interested into reptiles but one of my friends that lives quite a ways from me (we talk through computer) is one person i have influenced alot. he only had amphibians and a turtle but after hearing my stories and seeing pictures of my snakes he got a red tail boa. soon he got a mali uromastyx, then a ball python, then 2 more red tail boas, a water dragon. he takes very very good care of them. his love for snakes is really crazy like mine =)--<
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