Why are people afraid of snakes?

@mypigbox (2245)
China
February 8, 2007 8:16am CST
I am afraid of snakes very much.Even i see some on the TV or movies,i am will be the back immediately.
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@stephg (48)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
phobias can occur because of past experiences that would then make you scared of a certain animal, thing, person, etc. This fear can thus be carried over even up to the present. Example you are afraid of dogs because a dog bit you when you were little. With that in mind, phobias are very complicated that sometimes you are afraid of things without really knowing one. I for a fact am afraid of frogs even though I have never had a traumatic experience with a frog. I am also afraid of snakes by the way. :)
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
8 Feb 07
wow it is a phobias.But i do not want to see the mental doctor.I think that let it be.Mybe it is a good way for me.
@stephg (48)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
I think everybody have phobias,so your not alone in this. It's perfectly normal I guess. Your phobia is not unusual so you don't have to worry.
@julie0825 (1414)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
i cant specify why i am scared of snakes but eveytime i heard snakes it giving me a grips always
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
8 Feb 07
Me too.I have the same feeling as you.People tell me snakes is cold-blooded animal.It is a horrific things when i think that.
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@bufu2u (445)
• China
10 Feb 07
Me too.I don't like snakes entwine shape.the head raised and spit their tongue.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Feb 07
I think that at least in the Christian backgrounded countries it might have something to do with the fact that in the bible when adam and eve fall to temptation there is a snake there that tempts them with the apple....but i am not sure it's that.
@moreinfo (3866)
• China
9 Feb 07
hehe, like eating snakes!
@wenkinnoc (483)
9 Feb 07
Honestly? I think it maybe something to do with the story of Paradise, with the serpent corrupting Adam and Eve.