February 1 is National Serpent Day. Do you know that I was married to an amateur herpetologist for many years? Steve DeMartino was indeed a reptile enthusiast. We collected, raised, and released lots of snakes, lizards, salamanders, frogs, toads, and turtles over the years. For one Christmas, I made him a snake collecting bag, which he loved. Here’s a story I remember particularly well.