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I Am Afraid of Snakes

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    I Hate Snakes

    i just cant stand them, i hate, loathe and fear them utterly...
    nobodyschild nobodyschild 31-35 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Wild Ones Yes

    I am only afraid of snakes in the wild.  I wanted to get over my fear of snakes so my husband went with me to the reptile store and we picked out a baby ball python.  They only get to be about five foot the store owner told me.  When I asked about his bite and his...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Jan 13, 2008

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    I Loath Snakes

    I've always been terrorfied of snakes. Ever since I can remember I've had bad dreams about snakes... snakes in my bed, snakes taking over the house, snakes eating me or my family alive, snakes in my clothes, snakes everywhere in my dreams. Up until recently, like last year, I was...
    sugarburn sugarburn 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    SSSSissy...

    I have always been terrified of snakes. I even still find myself waking up from a nightmare were I was lying in my own bed covered in various snakes. I respect these beautiful creatures, but I am terrified of them all the same.
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F Jun 15, 2007

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    Oh Yeah!

    Here are a few things I do not fear.  Public speaking, death, the opinion of others, being broke, being abandoned.  But snakes, for some reason, just creep me out, right up there with needles.  At 14 I spent the summer in Santa Fe.  I had been swimming in a...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 14 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    Close to a Snake

    forgive my english i'm italian. So one day I went walking in a green river area, then I sat down on a piece of concrete. 5 minutes passes. Next thing I remember is I turn my head left end I see the head of a quite big snake and the monster was looking at me. It came out behind me...
    Quinzio Quinzio 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2007

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    Goodness Snakes Alive!!

     Yeah, I hate snakes! But I was raised in an area that copper heads were prominant. I would walk a mile down our gravel road to a wood bridge over a creek, and it'd be nothing to have to side-step 10-15 of the greasy little slick heads! Even worse, the Gov't. and Refuge one...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 8, 2007

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    Snake Handlers

    I hate snakes. Just seeing one makes my skin-crawl. Not only are they scary in general, because we have quite a number of copperheads and other extremely poisonous snakes around here, they bring back some of the worst memories from my childhood. My family is part of a "snake...
    0rph1a 0rph1a 22-25, F Aug 1, 2013

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    Feared Them Before Seeing One In Real Life

    As the title says, I have been afraid of snakes since I saw a photo of one in a zoology book in my preschool days. I didn't know how snakes behaved, how they moved, or how they sounded; all I knew was how ominous they looked. After I saw them on TV and at the local zoo, my fear...
    LiesAreEntertainment LiesAreEntertainment 22-25 Jun 30, 2012

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    I am Scared of Snakes

    I hate snakes!!!!!! Some of them r kinda pretty and some r UGLY!!my cuz loves them,,(well) acts like she dose and when she even talks about snakes I get scared (*lol*)
    love2singgurl love2singgurl 16-17, F Jun 21, 2007

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    Hummm? On What Level to Answer This.

      Biblical: God made snakes and women enemy's. Why, because of when the devil in the form of a serpent tricked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit. Personally: Because those things are dangerous! And not cute like a puppy!
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses May 5, 2009

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    Aahhhhrrrgg!!!!!

    I wish you would take that picture of the long skinny brown snake off the site.  Its all curled up on itself so it looks like its ready to just sneak up on some poor unsuspecting passerby with snakey speed...ugh!
    Mikki Mikki 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2007

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    Afraid

    my whole life i been terrified of snakes, is crazy but i had never seen a snake other then at the zoo even at that i pass them up stay away and i just hate looking at them, well today was my first time ever seen a snake INSIDE my house it was the scariest thing ever i couldn't...
    phlebotomy22 phlebotomy22 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Snakes Are Creepy, Slimy, and ...

    Snakes are creepy, slimy, and symbolic of all that is eviil in this world. I am deathly afraid of them.
    LadyRant LadyRant 21-25, F Jul 9, 2007

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    Snakes = Panic Attacks

    I don't know when it all started, but if I see a snake, whether on TV or in person, I go into a full blown panic attack.  On Memorial Day weekend, My boyfriend and I went to this wildlife refuge place near our home.  We were going to check out this little pond for...
    dbbjas428 dbbjas428 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2007

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    Welcomed Home By a Snake

    My 14 yr old daughter and I returned home the other day, and just before I stepped onto the porch, I saw what looked to be a "fake" snake lying right in front of my door.  It looked far too perfect to be real.  However, with my tremendous fear of snakes, I was...
    batemangirls batemangirls 31-35, F Jun 20, 2007

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    Loudest Scream Of My Life

    First off, I want to request the avatar of this group be changed - it's taken me forever to write a story in here because I didn't want to see it. Gah! The first time I ever saw a snake, I was standing on the deck to the pool with my mom and it was a long sucker. This one wasn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    The Green Snake

    I am pretty afraid of snakes. I can watch snakes if they in vivariums though. I think I started being afraid of snakes when I saw a dead snake at 7. I was riding my bike to go back home, and I saw something light green ahead on the road. I approached and stopped the bike. There...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9, 2008

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    This Snake Is Longer Than Me!{caution creepy photo}

    This snakeskin was under my bed! Do you think the snake lives inside the mattress ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Notice how it's jaws are gaping....   I think the photos that  put here long ago went poof. Here are some of the same ones again. What really creeped me out was the...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 18 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    Snakes

    They say when we encounter a snake, we need running in zig-zag in order for the snake not getting at us.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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    Venomous Or Not? Rule Of Thumb =

    If the snake you are looking at has slits for eyes, like a cat then it's venomous. If it's pupils are round, no worries.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 15, 2010

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    So Scared That I Vomit

    i am so scared of snakes,they are my biggest fear ever,and living in australia doesnt help my phbia of these disgusting things,i hate the way they are shaped n slither along,i feel sick thinking of them ,if i see one on tv i literally throw up,i have only ever had the displeasure...
    wiccalian wiccalian 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    I Am Afraid of Snakes Becuase...

    They are slitherly, squirmy creatures that can move as fast as lightning can strike, they are deadly, poisionous, and highly respected in the animal kingdom. All I can say is watch out!
    foxyroxy07 foxyroxy07 16-18, F Jun 20, 2007

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    Reticulated Reptilian Rascals On a Routemaster

    I use to be a paramedic on a motor racing rescue unit, we would deal with all manner of injuries and incidents, in a variety of locations. We constantly were training, for all eventualities, and I was studying for certification in Barometric and Aeromedical Advanced Trauma Life...
    Cherpee Cherpee 51-55, M 2 Responses May 4, 2009

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    I Don't Like Snakes

    I don't like snakes.  They give me the crawlies.  I am afraid of them.  Once I went in the woods.  I came across a field I tented there and a snake crawled across my right shoulder.  It went in a straight line.  It was just a field snake but it gave me the willies.  haven...
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 7, 2012

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    Yuck

    When I was 4 I had a grass snake crawl across my foot. That is when I started hating snakes. We used to live by a bluff so there was a lot of them slithering around. My grandma used to chase after them with a garden hoe and chop off there heads. It was hilariuos. 
    keenan8 keenan8 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2007

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    I Was Walking Last Night

    When this itty-bitty baby copperhead slithered out in front of me. I leaped up in the air, terrified and frozen to the spot as it slithered into the grass. I was shaking and my mother had to prod me to continue our walk.
    YouwillneverknowwhoIam YouwillneverknowwhoIam 16-17, F Aug 25, 2012

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    Yup I Am Too

    cnat stand them , hate looking at them, think they are the most revolting thing on the earth.  I have to turn my head if they are on tv or a movie.  I get shaky and dry mouth even thinking about them, like now i have to stop writing cause it bothers me.  YUCK...
    luvbugg77 luvbugg77 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2007

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    Beauford

    Petrified of is more like it ! It started with a science teacher who forced me to watch as he wacked a hamster to imobilize it and made me watch the snake eat it! fast forward i was pregannat with my son and a friend had a python that always tried to stretch itself to get where i...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    "afraid" Is Not The Word...

    I love all entities, snakes for some reason (?) I could live without encountering. I do not attack them. No, I am too busy running the other way! I must have ran about 600 miles if you were to combine my trips to India. Another 300 for Thailand and about the same for Brazil. Not...
    bhaktatom bhaktatom 31-35, M Dec 16, 2010

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    Irrational-fear

    I used to have an irrational fear of snakes. But, I am not too bad now, as I used to be. I would still never go anywhere near one, though. xD Nothing personal against snakes, I am just really scared of them.
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M Dec 17, 2007

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    Jab Meri Pud Nikli

    aik din mai bathroom main bethi tatti kar rai thi to mere samne se aik bhen chod sanp guzra us ne apni dalllo wali zaban nikal kr mge ghura muge itna gussa chara k main ne us ko apni phudi ki boo sungai or wo behosh ho gaya main ne apni bund wash kiye bagair speed pakri aur bhag...
    nukhba nukhba 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    Serpant

     When I was pregnant with my first child,a friend had a 7ft. python wich would stretch itself to reach me. Fear may have been a factor,I have heard horror stories.Years latter and still deathly afraid of snakes , I had real problems with my child . Nightmares started , I...
    wilter wilter 36-40, F Feb 12, 2007

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    I'm Afraid Of Snakes

    even tree snakes make me freeze.  they are pretty in color and the animals will let you know when they are around but I am scared of them... I have heard recently that brown snakes are on the increase from the floods sometimes I hear things in the grass and freak out.  I dont...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Actually I Lied - I'm Not Afraid of Snakes But Respect Them

    I've hiked all over CA and have not seen many snakes - only one rattler in my whole life.  But, the other day my son came and said, "Mom look at the window, there's snake trying to get in". This snake tried to get into our house thru 3 different windows.  It...
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 2007

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    Disgusting Creatures!

    I don't know the exact point of which I became afraid of snakes.  But when I see one, pictures, real, tattoos, whatever, my immediate reaction is to run, rapid heart beat and cry.  It is the strangest thing because I am such a solid person, I mean I ...
    likwidsnd likwidsnd 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    Just Can't Get Used to Them

    Don't like the way they slither, move, eat, live, feel, they are creepy through and through. forked tounges...::shivers:: coiled up enlongated bodies ::shivers:: always the irrational fear of being bit even when you know they are harmless. No thank you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2008

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    Snakes are e-VIL, they look like they wanna

    swallow me whole and they move so slow with those tiny eyes and that tongue. THAT TONGUE. AND DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED WITH SPIDERS. The world is a terrible place
    monicarabbit monicarabbit 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    FOR the Love of Your Fellow Snake Haters!!!

    I hope you read this, but to whom ever created this topic can you PLEASE change the picture!!!?? I personally can't even enjoy looking at my computer screen when I want to view all of the topics I have joined because that nasty snake keeps popping up on my screen!!
    likwidsnd likwidsnd 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2008

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    There Is a Snake Under My Bed.{with photos}

    December 2005...Big Oak Flat, California. *ring ring* {phone call from Kentucky} Hi honey,it's Awolf,Jackknife just got a horse and wants to know if you will sell the saddle that you have in your cabin here? Saddle is not for sale,but give Jackknife the key to my cabin and...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    Not Even On Tv

    I am terrified of all snakes.  If I go to the reptile exhibit I have to avoid the snakes altogether.  If I so much as see a snake my skin begins to crawl and I get cold chills on my body.  This includes if I see the snake on the Big Screen, television, or in real...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 16 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    EEEKKKSSSS....No Snakes!!!!

    I am so afraid of snakes....That picture up there of a snake is freaking me out!!! As a child, the mean bully teenager boy who lived up the street, used to chase all of the kids with snakes.  Big ones, little ones, fat ones, skinny ones-He would chase us, holding...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 2 Responses Aug 4, 2008

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    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jul 18

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    Everything around me is falling apart...we all live in fear...When you live In a war zone everything else looks insignificant ...I live in iraq...I have watched so many people die...
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like I have so much to lose. I keep so many memories locked away and would consider myself a pack rat of good times. I write down things that make me laugh and things that...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm afraid of getting close to others or having a new best friend because my best friend died over a year ago. Not only that, I have had lots of friends who have died. Others, I...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jul 18

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    For various reasons: I'm afraid of child birth, I'm afraid of raising them wrong and not being able to care for them properly, and when I'm being honest with myself, sometimes I'm...
    NoYourComstock NoYourComstock 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have an intense fear of rejection. I've reached the point where I don't even try to make new friends because I'm afraid if they don't like me then they'll judge me or make fun of...
    CJHall1234 CJHall1234 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I crave the deepest connections with others, yet I'm too afraid to let anyone in. I love to socialize, I love to make friends, and I have a boyfriend. But that true connection has...
    laurennhem laurennhem 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Not sure whether it's just me but I find myself really limited in what I can do and how I socially interact with people because I'm afraid of what they'll think of me and how that...
    ThatAwkwardOne ThatAwkwardOne 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I just never ever been afraid from dying as it is life as no one stay alive forever, right!. I just saw a lot of funerals in my life and lost a lot in my 35 years as my life been...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 3