12 Sep '17, 9am

Instead of being scared sh*tless, these people want you to stop and appreciate snakes and other herptiles #saywhat

All my life I have been disgusted by lizards. My displeasure traces back to some bad encounters I've had with cicaks, when I was a kid, that traumatised me for life. You can thus imagine my anxiety when I was sent to Ubin Day 2017 to follow the Herpetological Society of Singapore (HERPSOCSG) on one of their herptile-spotting sessions. Co-founders Law Ingg Thong (left) and his elder brother Law Ing Sind (right) with their father at Ubin Day 2017. PHOTO CREDITS: YOUTH.SG/MARK ONG HERPSOCSG was founded in 2015 by six herpetology enthusiasts who want to change the negative mind-set individuals like me have towards herptiles – a term to describe both reptiles and amphibians. "A lot of people think herptiles are all dangerous, slimy and disgusting, but that's not the case. Herptiles have a special charm to them and HERPSOCSG aims to help people see that," said co-founder Law Ing...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/Groups/2017/9/Seeing-beauty-...

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