You might be a herper if...

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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Silvrav » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:46 pm

You might be a herper if...
- at the first call of "snake" your camera, hook, and pillow case is out faster than the women can jump
- your complex first call for any reptile is you...
- you mind if someone calls you at 0100 to tell your car is unlocked, but do not mind if they call you for a reptile.
- you defrost food before you even think of supper for yourself.
- explain every night to the wife that "we are responsible for their well being" as the first thing you do when getting home is checking up on your reps
- your neighbours call you over for coffee but always have an excuse not to come have coffee at your place
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Leon_Kun » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:55 pm

You might be a herper if...
- A night out consists of lifting rocks and logs in the wild
- You hit brakes when you see a reptile, but accelerate when a pedestrian is crossing infornt of you
- You would rather take out insurance for your reptile then for your car
- When you take out your spare tire and jack to make more space for hook sticks, pillow cases and tupperware.
- When you complain to drive 5km to visit your wife’s parents, but will drive a 100km with ease when picking up a new snake.
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Silvrav » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:00 pm

Leon_Kun wrote:You might be a herper if...
- When you complain to drive 5km to visit your wife’s parents, but will drive a 100km with ease when picking up a new snake.

or for a snake callout...
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Smeegle » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:17 pm

Silvrav wrote:
Leon_Kun wrote:You might be a herper if...
- When you complain to drive 5km to visit your wife’s parents, but will drive a 100km with ease when picking up a new snake.

or for a snake callout...


I had to laugh when I read this as I am driving from Hillcrest to Uvongo after work to fetch my new cobra from Craig, definitely over 100k's away, but soooo worth it! :D
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Leon_Kun » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:29 pm

Hehehehehe.
Those cobra`s looked awesome though.
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Smeegle » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:34 pm

Stunning! Can't wait!
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby MISA » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:50 am

Smeegle wrote:Stunning! Can't wait!


Pics my friend, Pics...

You may be a herper:
*If you think any reptile related purchases should be tax deductible.
* If your grocery list includes crickets, rodents and substrate.
* If you consider being called a "snake" is a compliment.
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Slingshot » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:52 am

You cruise the neighbourhood looking for a mulberry tree
You stop if you see a suitable rock or branch for your reptile
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Smeegle » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:55 am

MISA wrote:Pics my friend, Pics...


Will post some ASAP :D Only got home late last night. Turned out to be a 300km round trip, which is far for us KZN okes!
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby nvlooi » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:16 pm

..you are always broke but still manage to road cruise every good night(several times aweek).
..you budget you salary around the possible good nights in a month...
..you think you can speak latin...
..you believe your pronounciation of latin words are correct...
..you baught a reptile guide for your girlfriend for her birthday... (and she didnt speak to me for a week)


..you are typing this while you are suppose to work!!!
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Whitelipp » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:33 pm

...Your mother in law phones you to come fetch dead snakes from her Freezer.
...You check your rodent breeding project at least twice a day
...you cycle 32km to check on a sick boa because you car was stolen
...you move to a new house and the first room set up and running 100% is the snake room.
Dont bite, strike!!!!

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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Silvrav » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:53 pm

Whitelipp wrote:....you move to a new house and the first room set up and running 100% is the snake room.


That is going to be the case when I move to PTA in a months time :D
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby MISA » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:30 pm

Smeegle wrote:.Only got home late last night. Turned out to be a 300km round trip.


And the problem is what exactly? You do Know you are a herper don't you? :lol:
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Smeegle » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:46 pm

MISA wrote:
Smeegle wrote:.Only got home late last night. Turned out to be a 300km round trip.


And the problem is what exactly? You do Know you are a herper don't you? :lol:


:D Problems arose because I had SMS'ed the wife earlier in the day to say that I was "popping over to visit a friend after work and look at his snake collection". Turns out that the omission of some finer details was a bit of a sore point.

Apparently I should have included in the SMS trivial stuff like that he lives all the way out in Uvongo, and that I would be returning quite late with a pet Cobra....

I mean, what the hell? My SMS was 100% honest and factual!

Eish, my wife can be scary sometimes.... :smt021
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Re: You might be a herper if...

Postby Leon_Kun » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:53 pm

- You can name more pet shops then gas station in the area.
- You can spot a pet shop from a mile away, but can never seem to find anything in the kombuis cupboard.
- When you see a rabbit, you start thinking of which snake can eat it.
- If you could, you would create an alarm system consisting of snakes being released when certain areas are breached.
- You stand for two hours thinking of which snake you want to take, and end up buying them both.
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