After being bitten by a poisonous Copperhead when I was in my early teens, I am now terrified of all snakes…. I can not see them on TV, in glass fish tanks at pet stores, etc.. without really freaking out.
While I understand some snakes are helpful to people, I personally would love to see ALL snakes extinct! LOL
I think the suggestions here have been good about clothing and using rake tips, etc. to avoid any confrontations with snakes.