Post # 1
FI thinks I’m nuts for how afraid of snakes I am. If it’s contained in a habitat, such as at a zoo or a tank in someone’s home I can deal, but I am terrified of seeing one loose. We live up near a foresty/grassy area and this time of year snakes come out to sun themselves on the lawn adjoining our apartment building. I’m a nervous wreck if I have to walk my dogs out there during daylight hours for fear of seeing one. I know they’re out there, and for every one I see there are probably ten more hiding. You all probably think I’m nuts now too, but that’s ok.
So I’m curious if anyone else has any fears of any animals like I do with snakes?
Post # 3
I am terrified of cows. Yep. Cows.
Post # 4
I’m totally irrationally afraid of spiders, cockroaches and a few other creepy crawlies, especially any which move fast.
I won’t go near snakes (and Australian ones are particularly deadly), but I’m not really afraid of them in the same way. I give them a wide berth but I don’t freak out or anything. I think the difference is they don’t come near our suburban house.
Post # 5
Pretty much anything that’s not domesticated. Even dogs that I see outside: no leash and/or person, I’m walking the other way.
in particular- Skunks, possums, coyotes, bears, fisher cats, deer, turtles, birds, gophers, moles…
Post # 6
Sharks scare the shit outta me. We have had a few attacks around and where we vacation and its always a frightening thought .
Post # 7
Fucking roaches. I HATE roaches. Nonthing turns me into a screaming, sniveling child faster than a roach.
Post # 8
All bee-like creatures that aren’t bumblebees. Wasps/hornets/yellowjackets/etc. I’ve utterly flipped out in my office when one came in the window.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Crabs!!!!!! Especially those see-thru ones. I was in Costa Rica on the beach and saw SOOO many of them close to me, and I’ve never been the same since.
Post # 10
Snakes and spiders all the way; snakes make me gag to look at them (I would never touch one) and looking at spiders makes me cringe and itch. Ugh
Post # 11
Spiders. Ugh. Makes my skin crawl just thinking about them.
Post # 12
I am well afraid of spiders and snakes too 🙂 Other things I fear: ground plovers (bird) and frogs. All frogs. In fact I am not keen on any reptiles at any point…ever.
Post # 13
@Flanders: Do you not like all amphibians and all reptiles? Or just frogs and all reptiles? I mean look at this adorable face lol
Post # 14
@housebee: frogs and reptiles, all reptiles.
That guy is cute but I wouldn’t want to you know…be in the same room as him
Post # 15
I’m scared of snakes, cane toads, sharks and spiders
Post # 16
@Catcat1: Lol. And I don’t mean to laugh – but that’s the first time I’ve heard anyone be afraid of cows! Have you always been afraid of them or was there a particular incident??