Nothing is wrong with snakes.Respect their presence and leave them alone.
I have no idea, I have 2 Ball Pythons, and they are so sweet!
Gardner snakes don't usually bite but they do when provoked. A wild animal is really unpredictable which is why they're afraid of them. As for me, I have a fear of snakes because I was bitten by one on my hand. I have the scars to prove it.
It's not the animal or idem that you're afraid of, it's a psychological thing hence a phobia. The trauma that happened during that time remains in your mind, whenever you see the very thing that gave you that trauma, your mind freaks out, sort of like a memory flashing through your mind without the picture. That's why there are people who are afraid of ridiculous things like styrofoam or cotton balls. I've been bitten by dogs many times before and I love them but it so happened that the snake bite has given me a phobia of them.
It's possible but fears usually start when they've been encountered in a traumatic way.
A fear can start early without actually seeing it in real life. For example, Tyra Banks is afraid of dolphins. They came to her in her dreams, where they where attacking her and pushing her down in the water.
I believe it is said that it goes all the way back ti the garden and Adam and Eve...it is all psychological
too long and slithery!
eels really freak me out as well!