So many reptile and amphibian keepers seem to be pre-programmed for the fascination they have with their charges. Most tell stories that from a very young age, they were smitten both with dinosaurs, and the extant terrestrial cold blooded vertebrates that are so reminiscent of them. For some, the fascination grows into obsession, and the pursuit of greater and more detailed information draws them into a formal field of study where the end result is a doctorate in paleontology, or herpetology. Reptile Radio host CK catches up with Christopher McHale, Doctor of Herpetology, to see what would make someone dedicate their life's studies to these fascinating creatures. Who knows? Once the cover is blown off of the nuts and bolts of this endeavor, you may want to become a herpetologist too! ... Would you? Let's find out together.
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