We're off to see the lizard. And the snake. And the chameleon. If you enjoy talking reptile, or you are just looking for other people who enjoy frogs and snakes and such, you won't want to miss the North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show, with 100 dealers and their 10,000 geckos, gators, iguanas, snakes, lizards and tortoises. Here's one to share with your new friends: What would you get if you crossed a newborn snake with a basketball? A bouncing baby boa!

Sat., Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2008

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