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Thread: why herping???
this has possibly been done before, i searched but did not come up with anything. what made you choose herping as a hobby or a life??
Well for me it was a love and respect of snakes. Fascinating creatures. There is so much to be learnt, for everyone I am sure ! This site has been a great help to me, learnt a bucketload of stuff already and only been here a few days. Thanks to everyone xx
I didn't choose it chose me.
- 23-Sep-05, 09:38 PM #4Guest
Speaking for myself, I made the decision to get into herps, because the magic had completely gone from the far more common and prosaic mammalian form of bestiality. Herps are so much more of a challenge.
Haha! Your entertainment plus tonight Dragons
- 23-Sep-05, 10:33 PM #6Regular Member
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me i was born into it my opa (grandpa in dutch) used to keep blueys and carpets
and my uncle over in the netherlands keep 10 gtps not that he'll send me any and various other reptiles plus my cousin has heaps of beardeds so i had to carry on the tradition not that i'm complaining
- Originally Posted by Dragons
I got into it because I just love animals of all sizes and types. I enjoy keeping anything that I am legally allowed to keep. It was one day when I was in a pet shop with my wife that I finally realised that I am married, not at home anymore and I can get whatever the hell I want. Although I still had to get past my wife, I eventually won and now it is in the blood.
Twenty years ago I caught and kept my first reptile (bluey) at age ten, a brief hiatus due to me catching my first female (human) a few years down the track (didnt keep :wink: ) and decided that reptiles were less stressful and easier to understand. I suppose I never really grew up. I have also discovered that my reptiles dont seem to mind how many other reptiles are in my collection, while the ladies prefer not to live in a harem (generally) :wink:
i have always loved snakes ever since i can remember
and it just grew from thereBIGGER THE SCRUBBY THE BETTER........
- 24-Sep-05, 10:40 AM #11GuestOriginally Posted by westhamsc
- 24-Sep-05, 11:00 AM #12GuestI dont really understand it. I (& I am sure most of the other members here) always thought that GTPs were native to Australia, & our wildlife laws forbade export of native fauna unless it was to a zoo. 10 of them? Is this a bit like the NSW angleheads you had right up until I offered to buy them? People will still like you if you if you dont bignote yourself. C'mon Westie, the tall stories have gone on long enough.
Dont they keep them in the US??? and rnt they also native to PNG???? and if they are only allowed to keep them in Zoo's overseas y does the US have big private breeders of them??? havn't u seen the pics with all the GTP's in a bucket and others??
I used to bring home insects when I was in pre-school. Mum HATED it lol.
Then, my uncle and aunty moved to the snowy mountains and I started bringing home skinks, jackies, frogs and tadpoles.
Got a bit older and worked with frogs here in Melb - but found that lizards were my true passion.
Got my first snake a few months back (now have 3) and love them too.
Like Duga said, I didn't choose it, it really did seem to choose me.
As for the other half being ok with it - the first time he ever came to my parents place and saw of all of animals, I laid the ground rules that 'if it's with my own money, I get whatever I like, and if that doesn't sit with you - leave now'. We're happily marriedReptiles? What are reptiles again? I don't remember. My toddler's taken all my spare time. *sigh*
One day I'll 'keep' again.
I dont really understand it. I (& I am sure most of the other members here) always thought that GTPs were native to Australia, & our wildlife laws forbade export of native fauna unless it was to a zoo. 10 of them? Is this a bit like the NSW angleheads you had right up until I offered to buy them? People will still like you if you if you dont bignote yourself. C'mon Westie, the tall stories have gone on long enough.[/quote]
Sounds fine to me considering how common gtp are OS
my parants ran a wild life shelter in lochsport (east gippsland vic) for many years and growing up around native aniimals it what got me into it. first reptile that had me interested was a gippy water dragon that i was playing with
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