I am often asked how I come up with topics. This idea grew from a reptile birthday party I attended last weekend with my daughter. The kids really enjoyed petting Baby Boris, an eighteen foot (non-venomous) Burmese python. My research into herpetology uncovered dozens of good sites. How was I going to choose just five? Narrowing my focus, the topic become venomous snakes, called hots by their keepers.