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The 11-Year-Old Insect Collector With 1400 Bugs | TRULY

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WHILE most 11 year olds are only interested in watching YouTube videos and playing Fortnite, Shelby Counterman would rather spend time with her enormous INSECT collection. Shelby from Claremore, Oklahoma, is an insect and reptile enthusiast living in Claremore, Oklahoma. The pre-teen became obsessed with creepy crawlies when she was just 18 months old and has been collecting all kinds of bugs since she was three. Shelby currently has approximately 1,400 insects, comprising of about 20 different species of roaches, including lobster roaches, question mark roaches and hissing roaches. As well as stick insects, mealworms, Monarch butterflies, a corn snake and a Mediterranean house gecko. Her prized possession is a Simandoa cave roach, which is extinct in the wild.

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  • Connie Added Shelby, I would love to be both your teacher and your student. You would have been so at home in my classroom with all the wonderful critters that I had. And I would have been thrilled to have had you! Keep up the good work sharing your love and knowledge with others.
  • Pat Madden Added What a fine young lady, doing something she really loves instead of walking around with an iPhone all day talking to friends about nothing. What an inspiration. She will be really be something one day.
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