Hello everyone and welcome to Episode Seventy Five! It’s the day after Christmas, and I hope you all are safe, healthy, and warm. The temperatures at my house are back into the mid-teens Fahrenheit, after a few blustery and frigid days leading up to the holiday. I’m working to crank out a few episodes over the next week or so before I head to Peru for another visit.
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Now let’s turn our attention to the show. I want to thank Jason Folt for suggesting this topic, leading to me talking with him, Mike Rochford, and Liz Hughes about the challenges and rewards of getting the little kiddos out there in herp land. And of course, I have many other friends doing much the same and I was thinking about you all as well as we had this discussion, and again as I put this together.
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