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Posted by heather on September 04, 1999 at 11:21:10:
In Reply to: Young people and herping. I would like alot of opinions on this. posted by John Hewlett on August 07, 1999 at 14:44:11:
: I am preparing a article on young people in the herpetological community.
: Can you give some of your veiws on young people in the herpetological community?
: Thanks John
I went all the way through vet school with absolutely no interest in reptiles. Then, shortly after I graduated, a russian desert totoise just "appeared" at the clinic where I work. Now I am a truly devoted herp fan. Perhaps direct contact/exposure w/ herps is the trick for opening up a whole new world to young people.I wish I had found out sooner that there are many more wonderful pets out there in addition to cats and dogs.