Meet Shelby Counterman the 8 year-old girl that collects thousands of cockroaches as pets.
According to her mother, Meg Counterman, Shelby grow up with the obsession with bugs when she was 18 months old. She admits that its was so creepy, cockroaches. One of the most detested pests, nevertheless, she allowed the unusual interest.
`I could not say no, it is hard not to let her follow her wants,` she told.
`A very wise friend told me long time ago, that you cannot instil your own fears and prejudices into your child. And you have to let them follow what they want.`
When Shelby was 3, she started collecting when she was 3 year-old after theire neighbour gave his collect.
As a backup plan, the Counterman family also keeps a dragon lizard named Tootless in case some cockroaches escape.
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