Hiking with the snakes

by Bizz

I don't know what it is about snakes, but they've always creeped me out a bit. Even with all the herpetology-friendly nature shows on TV these days, I still have an innate fear of them.

Fast-forward to the spring of 2011. My girlfriend and I decided to visit a local hiking trail near our home in Newark, Delaware.

It was a damp and muddy day, and there was a heavy air about the trail. Not more than 1/8th of a mile into the hike I turned the corner and nearly stepped on a fat black snake that was laying lazily across the trail-head.

Even as I turned tail and ran the other way, screaming like a little schoolchild, I knew that the snake wasn't of the poisonous variety, but that didn't assuage my fear in the least.

I've brushed up against snakes since I was a child; Blue Racers and garter snakes in Michigan, the black snake in Delaware, and I even stepped on a rattlesnake while on a fishing trip in Canada. You'd think I would be immune to the fear by now, but that is just not the case.

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Oct 07, 2014
re Hiking with snakes
by: Chris B

best way to overcome the fear of snakes is to start handling them, that way you will find how sweet there natures can be, I have helped people to do this and today they live to enjoy all of creation without the fear of the unknown. So, get started friend, we are born to be over comers and caretakers of this planet and living with fear of those things we should be caring for is not the way forward.

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