Meet Snakester1962! A contributor who has been breeding reptiles for 25 years! His collection includes boa constrictors, royal pythons and over twenty species of tarantulas. It is no surprise that he is most active in the reptile category. With over 38,000 contributions, he has earned both the Category Supervisor and Gold Contributor badges.
First Name: David
Occupation: Reptile Breeder
What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
My Answers.com username is Snakester1962. The name is a combination of my hobby and my year of birth.
Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?
I’m from Middlesbrough, in the Teesside area of North East England.
How did you discover Answers.com?
To be honest, I forgot how! It’s such a long time since I found this site, I can’t remember how I got here (someone please tell me where the exit is please!)
If you were inviting someone to join Answers.com, what reason(s) would you give them to become a part of our community?
Answers.com is a brilliant place. Most of the natives are quite friendly and there is a wealth of information (both useful and useless) to be discovered.
What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?
I’m proud of being asked to be a supervisor. I didn’t realize at the time that people actually took notice of the answers I was posting. It’s nice to be recognized.
What life accomplishments are you proud of?
I’m proud of running my own business. I’ve been involved with reptiles since 1985 – almost 30 years. Over this time I’ve successfully bred most of the species I keep.
I abseiled* down the side of a quarry during my college days. Although I’m not afraid of heights, they do scare me a little. Stepping backwards into ‘thin air’ is not normal for us humans. (*For those of us who have never heard of the word abseil, it is a method of descent in which a mountain climber slides down a rope looped over or fastened to an overhead projection!)
What is your favorite type of music? Favorite band or artist?
I like all sorts of music from classical to heavy rock. My favorite band is Queen (R.I.P. Freddie) and my favorite artist is MeatLoaf.
What makes you unique?
I accept everyone as they are. I don’t care what color their skin is, what religion they are, whether they’re gay or straight. Everyone has a right to be who they are without fear of prejudice.
Do you see the glass as half full or half empty? Why?
I see it as half full. I’ve not done everything I want to do with my life yet. I still have a long list of ‘things to do.’
Pepe le Pew! That poor skunk should have learned the difference between a cat and a lady skunk by now!
What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?
Apart from my reptiles, I’m a bit of a computer nut. I’ve been using computers since 1981. I also really enjoy long, leisurely walks, especially at the coast.
What is your favorite quote and why?
EASY… “You’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t.” – Bart Simpson. Sometimes I feel as if it doesn’t make any difference whether I do something or not. Either way I’m going to get blamed!
Any final words about the site? Your role? The community?
Answers.com is amazing for the amount of information on almost any subject! I’m happy to be a ‘small cog in a big machine’. It’s like being part of one huge on-line family.