Ophidiophobia is considered to be the fear of snakes, although some people may have herpetophobia, which is the fear of reptiles and/or amphibians. People that aren’t afraid of snakes just don’t understand where the fear of them comes from. But a common thing that scares people about snakes is their lack of limbs, their giant fangs, their rattler, or even the venom that they can shoot at their prey. Did you know that approximately one out of three people are afraid of snakes? Do you know much about snakes, particularly Copperhead snakes? They are typically found in North America, and while they do bite, their venom is mild. It is rarely fatal to humans. They are part of the pit viper family, along with rattlesnakes and water moccasins. This particular breed, pit vipers, have heat sensory pits between their eyes and the nostrils on each side of their head. This means they are able to detect even the smallest change in temperature, making it so they typically strike toward that source of heat. Oftentimes this source is coming from prey. In the video below, a Copperhead snake gets its head cut off, but it is what happens next that explains why people are afraid of snakes.
After seeing this video, I’ve decided that Copperhead snakes are officially crazy! Did you see his head attack the body even though nothing is attached to each other? That is insane. If you do see a snake, try to identify it as venomous or non-venomous. They’ll typically slither for cover, so get out its way allowing a clear path to the closest bush. The best thing to do is just to let it stay right where it’s at as you move away. If you find a snake inside your house, it may be best to contact a professional to remove it properly. I don’t know about you, but now my skin is crawling! Thanks gross Copperhead snake!