There is a beauty to all creatures. It’s in the red of a macaw’s feather, the glint of a dog’s eye, the curve of a cat’s spine. But it’s also present in the asymmetry of a snake’s pattern, the pink of a gecko’s tongue, and the spring of a spider’s leg. The exotic pet enthusiast is one such person who can find beauty in what is conventionally described as frightful, and I must admit I am one of those people. I began this hobby with this sense of wonder.