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I have cared for reptiles since I was a child. Thanks to my mother for finally giving in to my frequent requests for a "pet snake". From there my obsession grew. My mother became more interested, so we cared for several reptiles while I was growing up. When it becomes known that you keep reptiles, you suddenly become the "sanctuary" or last resort for people who can no longer keep their reptiles. I could not say no. I just kept taking them in, rehabilitated the sick reptiles, and provided permanent homes for them. They truly become part of the family. I began using some of these animals as teaching tools in schools, exhibits and at nature centers when reptile education was the focus. Now, over a decade later, the care and public education of reptiles has become my lifelong goal.