“There comes a time in every boy's life when he has the raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.” — Mark Twain

When I met Keir, back in 2005, he was absolutely terrified of snakes. The kind of freeze in his steps, mid-stride, cannot utter a word terrified. We now cannot stop him from catching and handling all things scaly and cool! Combining the understanding of their ecological function, their habits and ultimately what it feels like to search for, find and observe them, has turned these nerds into snake and reptile enthusiasts.