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Posted by poetichusky on April 28, 2003 at 00:21:54:
In Reply to: Very long! But has to do with getting my first retic in 1977 posted by BrianSmith on April 27, 2003 at 13:47:30:
I also have to agree that your story was a really great one to read. It brings me back to my childhood days, when I caught my first herp, a Garter snake in my back yard. I was immediately amazed by snakes and I remember being fascinated with this snake that would eat goldfish. I'm not sure if they still feed Garters goldfish, as I know that many Husbandry practices of various reptiles have changed so dramatically since even the eighties, when I was a kid. From then on I was hooked. I caught various frogs, newts, lizards and stuff as a kid along the way. I also kept a few Leos that I bought too. It wasn't until about 7 years ago, that I was immensely hooked on snakes and HAD to have one, when I held a baby Burmese Python at a Pet Store. I vowed that I'd have one some day. However, I decided to start out small with Ball Pythons as they are a good starter snake and have been keeping them for a while now. Very recently though I've got the nostalgia of holding that baby Burm, and I've been wanting a bigger snake. After much and much more research, I've decided to start my "big snake collection" with a Dwarf Retic, because I've been really fascinated with Retics for a while now. I'm going to get one of Shaun DeBord's baby male Jampeas soon and I'm excited already. We've been emailing back and forth now and I'm getting lots of good advice. I was wondering though, as the previous poster was asking, if I could also keep in touch with you also? I've been really learning alot from every which kind of source and I'm sure to get some good experience soon, when I get my first baby Jampea Retic. One day, I will have my Burm though and one day I will have a Regular Retic, but I'm gaining more experience now first. My post is long now too, but I guess I just had to tell some of my story on how I got hooked on herps. :) Look forward to emailing with you soon hopefully, Brian. :)