There are two types of people in this world: those who, like Sam Jackson, would do anything to get those motherf**king snakes off that motherf**king plane, and those who found themselves silently rooting for the high-flying herpetiles.
If you fancy frogs, love lizards, think turtles are tops or are smitten with serpents, get thee to Repticon--a two-day exposition of all things cold-blooded May 10-11 at the Nampa Civic Center.
Hundreds of animals will be on display and available for sale, as well as booths from vendors selling everything from reptile housing and terrarium art to pet products and "feeders" like insects and rodents.
Presentations will cover topics including reptile rescue and choosing the right habitat, and include a hands-on show of species, including a Burmese python and Gila monster.
Attendees are encouraged to bring no more than two of their own animals to the event, but they must be in good health, kept under control and cannot be venomous. Nothing kills the mood at a reptile show quicker than having to bust out the bite kit. Only permit-holding vendors are allowed to sell at the event, so don't show up trying to cash in on your crested gecko. Go to repticon.com/idaho for more info on the rules. Suffice to say, you really don't want to get slapped with exotic animal trafficking.
A second Repticon is scheduled for Sept. 20-21.