I think snakes are awesome animals. I don’t know why people are afraid of them. Maybe it is because they think snakes will hurt them. But I think that they just want to protect themselves. I bet if you walked away (or gave it food) it would not hurt you. I have a snake and I handle her. Now that she knows me she will not hurt me. Snakes are very good pets. But don’t just go and pick one up because that will scare it. Snakes might not see very well so they might think you want to hurt it. Snakes might also have eggs or newborn snakes. But if any snake makes a sign that it will hurt you, you are most likely close to its nest. But garter and corn snakes will just go to their hole.