Ophidiophobia - the fear of snakes
Since there are zillions of snakes in the world - these are a couple lovely Michigan species.
Eastern Garter Snake
My mom would swear this guy was 40 feet long
and just ate a horse!
Northern Water Snake
Smooth Green Snake
OK - this is beautiful! Look at that color!
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Michigan's only venomous snake
It is of "special concern" status,
on the verge of being an endangered species,
due to wetland habitat loss & evil people.