VaHerps.com
Welcome to VaHerps!!

Please feel free to create an account and post to the discussion and classified forums. If you have any problems registering, please email me at Focal@VaHerps.com

User accounts must be activated by Admin and may be delayed. Please do NOT create a second account if you already have one and contact the email above for any questions.

Thanks!

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation; Every possession, a duty. -John D. Rockefeller
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Introduction

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Chuck H.
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 39

PostSubject: Introduction   Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:52 pm

Just saw this site on Craigs List and figured I'd give it a go!

I've been "into" herps since Junior High School (shows how old I am, since they call them Middle Schools now-a-days) when I talked my folks into letting me get some newts for a 7th grade science project: Do Newts Have Reflexes? (no newts were harmed during the failing of that assignment!) Newts led to all kinds of other critters when I was younger from Green Anoles, Iguanas - Green and Spiny, Curly-tails, Bibron's geckos, Knight Anoles (my favorite all time lizards), Red-eared Sliders, Spotted turtles, Speckled Kingsnake, Reggie the Ball Python, basilisks, etc. etc. etc.

I was fortunate enough that my parents supported my herp (and fish) hobbies and I spent so much time at the local pet shop (Pets-n-Things at Southern Shopping Center in Norfolk) that I started working there on Saturdays as soon as I was old enough to get a work permit. I haven't been back there in a couple of years, but I think they're still up and running. Anyway, learned a ton all through high school (turned into a regular part-time job most days after school) and got to take care of tons of different types of terrarium and aquarium occupants.

After high school and a brief stint at ODU I enlisted in the USAF and gave all the critter stuff a break. Once out of the military I jumped back in though. Now, some 20 years later, I've currently got 1.2.1 Knight Anoles (two of which I hatched), Indy the Leopard Tortoise (picked him up at Glades Herp this year on July 5th - get it, Indy?) and my son's - yeah right - Red Eyed Tree Frog and two Fire-bellied Toads, as well as a couple of marine aquariums. Speaking of Glades Herp...that place is awesome and the "Swamp Brothers" are great guys in person - we had a blast there.

Anyway, look forward to good discussions and maybe next Spring some buyers for some Knight Anole babies!

Chuck

Back to top Go down
ClarkeReptiles
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew
avatar

Posts : 917

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:57 pm

Welcome! I'll have to take a look at Knight Anoles.
Back to top Go down
http://clarkereptiles.weebly.com/
Focal
VaHerps Janitor
VaHerps Janitor
avatar

Posts : 4872

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:52 pm

Welcome!! I use to go to Pets N Things all the time and lived around the corner by Northside Park. I use to love checking out the gator Very Happy They have since sold the store and it has moved down Tidewater Dr. some. I work across the hall from the lady that owns it now.
Back to top Go down
http://www.FocalBallsAndBoas.webs.com
smb2585
VaHerp Board Member+
VaHerp Board Member+
avatar

Posts : 2351

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:00 pm

Welcome aboard! - Swamp Brothers are awesome - Saw them at Tinley this year.
Back to top Go down
Jabberwocky Dragons
VaHerp Board Member+
VaHerp Board Member+
avatar

Posts : 888

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:12 pm

Quote :
Welcome!! I use to go to Pets N Things all the time and lived around the corner by Northside Park. I use to love checking out the gator

I think they used to have a couple sharks too a long time ago! I used to go to the one on 21st Street also but it was much smaller.
Back to top Go down
http://www.JabberwockyDragons.com
Chuck H.
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 39

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:34 pm

Thanks for all the replies! Yeah, I miss good ol' Pets-n-Things...I'll have to take a road trip sometime to check out their new location on Tidewater Drive.
Back to top Go down
DaganGecko
VaHerp Board Member
VaHerp Board Member
avatar

Posts : 1109

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:38 pm

I love Knight Anoles! I don't know much about them but they are so cool looking. I have seen some at Animal Jungle.
Back to top Go down
http://www.iherp.com/Public/ShowUser.aspx?UserId=5fb7c078-e6af-4
smd58
VaHerp Board Member
VaHerp Board Member
avatar

Posts : 2909

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:52 pm

Welcome, pets an thing wasn't that beaver?
Back to top Go down
Cp3_Pythons
VaHerp Senior Crew
VaHerp Senior Crew
avatar

Posts : 938

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:21 am

Welcome to Vaherps....
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Introduction   

Back to top Go down
 
Introduction
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» A proper introduction
» NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTION'S
» Introduction of member Lee Goodfelow (Canada)
» Introduction to better breeding by Jack Barkel
» SFG- my introduction to gardening... Pictures of the Journey

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
VaHerps.com :: Welcome to VaHerps! :: Welcomes and Introductions-
Jump to: