Yes, most people think they are afraid of snakes. That fear comes from ignorance. Once you get to know them, you will no longer fear them.
Of course, one always respects poisonous snakes and keeps away from them. But a lot of snakes are non- poisonous and harmless to humans, in fact afraid of humans. Leave them alone, and they leave you alone.
Have you watched the late Steve Irwin's programs on wildlife including snakes? A pity such programs are not popular in China.
where i was young,living in the countryside,there were lots of mice in the small storehouse.Oneday my father,my mother and I decided to catch them ,wow~~so exciting!Finally i catched about 20 with my hands,though i had skin anaphylaxis,hehe~~~
So profound memory,I don't hate mice ,sometimes i feel them a little cute,especially their eyes~~~