It isn't a fear of snakes, oh no, not that. It is a simple want to not have my hands chewed on by toothy, wriggly beasts. Even sans venom snake bites are bad and could tear up your hands and arms pretty badly. I appreciate sweet battle scars as much as the next girl but I do not want large parts of me missing.
Also: you have to hang out in the desert all the damn time and I like the sun but not the desert all year ( I like seasons ).
Plus, maybe I am a little scared of snakes