Spring has definitely sprung in my little corner of the world. Everything is blooming everywhere you go! But, apparently all this spring springing has awoken other things…
A fear of snakes or “excessive fear of snakes”; also called ophiophobia.
Or, me! Yes, I am terrified of snakes and I realize it is an irrational fear, but there is nothing I can do about it.
I saw not one, but three snakes on our walk yesterday…as in on the path and moving and entirely too close for comfort! Oh, and did I mention they were fairly large? Yeah, there might have been some screaming involved as well.
On a positive note, I did clock in at a much faster pace during yesterday’s walk. So, there’s that. However, I now need to find a new place to walk.
There you have my Three for Thursday. Want to see more? Head on over to Carole’s!
We don’t have big snakes around here but I do jump a bit when a little one slithers across the trail. Step lightly
I’m with you all the way. Absolutely hate snakes and have what is, I know, an irrational fear of them. They would make me walk more briskly (or freeze in space unable to move!!). Hope you can find a calmer place.
I’m with you on the snakes, three in one day would send me to the couch!
You’ve probably heard the usual “they’re more afraid of you than you are of them” which I think is true but doesn’t really help. Justin used to put little garter snakes in his pocket and never got bitten (but I’m not sure that’s much help either)! 🙂
I’m horribly afraid of snakes as well. I once saw one in our yard (though I mistook it for a garden hose at first) and I’m always afraid it will reappear!
I know it’s mean, but your three things made me laugh. Your story was just told so vividly!
I can’t remember the last time I saw a snake, but it would surely result in a much faster pace for me, too!! 😉
I’m not a fan of snakes either. I can deal with caged, pet snakes but snakes in the wild…. Yikes!
Btw, I hope you don’t read my 3oT post today. 🙂
Faster pace: so the snakes were useful, then? (Not-a-snake-fearer here. Unless it is a viper or adder, neither of which live in WI.) (My personal fear is being trapped underwater. Couldn’t watch Titanic all the way through.)
Did you see the comment on my blog post about driving and having a bird drop a snake on the windshield?!? Yikes!
Our garden has a few garter snakes about. I’m very happy to report they don’t bother me at all.
I don’t mind the snakes that can’t harm me. They always surprise me when I encounter one . . . because, suddenly, there they are! (I’m like that with toads, too.) As a gardener and an up-north”er, I’ve made peace with all manner of creepy-crawlies.” (I do get freaked out about muskrats in the lake, though.) 😉
I share your fear. It’s not at all unreasonable. I “see” snakes in fallen sticks, broken fan belts, abandoned jump ropes and a few other things that regularly appear in my path on walks. (thankfully, I do not see actual snakes very often – and thank you for NOT sharing one in this blog post!)
Ugh-I hate them too. While I haven’t encountered one in a while, I would seem them in our yard occasionally [black “harmless” garden snakes], and when we’d ride our bikes on the Silver Comet Trail-that’ll make you pedal faster!
Not sure what I’d do if I saw a snake – probably freeze. I did see an opossum ramble across the back yard last month…yuk!