Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
When I was a growing youngster, I often had "unusual" house pets - the "ant lion", Family Myrmeleontidae (which I commonly called the 'doodle bug'), tadpoles, lizards and fuzzy caterpillars of all types. My favorite, though others had regarded it as repulsive, was the "horned toad," Phrynosoma sp. While they were fun to keep, my parents made sure they were outside housepets.
"Another Frontier: Veterinary Herpetology,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 41
, Article 6.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol41/iss3/6