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Why are people scared of snakes?

Snakes are perceived differently depending on cultural and historical context, being totemic figures for some social groups and demonic for others. For instance, in Greek and Roman times, snakes were portrayed in benevolent and malevolent ways. So why are snakes one of the most feared creatures on the planet? The more you learn about snakes the more you learn they are amazing reptiles worthy of our respect and protection – and animals that we can learn to live with. The snakes featured in this video hail from different regions of the world and include non-venomous species.

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