Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

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I am trying to figure out why so many people hate snakes. Now, I understand that the venomous one's can freak people out but the likelihood of them biting you just for kicks is pretty darn low. It is like being afraid of clouds because they could emit lightning. I think snakes make a great pet provided they are constrictors. Afterall, they only eat...
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devilsbard:

i think a lot of people over time have thought of snakes as scary, weird, or evil simply because their body mechanics are so different than our own, and most other animals we encounter. the slithering motion is pretty foreign considering most animals we see use legs. that may be how it all started. herpetology has always been an interest of mine from the time when my friends and I would catch snakes in elementary school, to when I had my turtle in high school. i don't think that reptiles really have a "friendly" side to them or that they experience love, but i do think they can become accustomed to cohabitation and interaction. to where they won't attack or feel threatened. but yeah, they are nothing to be afraid of, but like most fears there is little rationality behind it.

fourmoreyears:

I could not agree with you more. Their role in popular literature has not helped either but I think that you really have to experience them first. People are scared when they hear I have a boa constrictor but in reality it is the friendliest snake I have. People seem to equate large reptiles with danger but that is not necessarily the case at all.