Also, its too my knowledge snakes have a learning mind. they learn as they go. Ive read and seen documentories on Komodos, crocs, alligators ETC learning too put a sound, and food into one hence when the bell goes, its dinner time and the animal searches out food.
So if one owner abuses a reptile, it is going to learn that humans are a threat. and as i said before, some animals have a natural tendency too be "flighty" and aggressive due too their natural disposition. And no.. So you dont misconcieve my thoughts again, obviously nobody goes into the wild and abuses a wild snake hence the snake turns into a man-eater.. wild snakes rarely come into contact with humans, therefore they are "threatend" or "defensive" by their presence. this has absolutly nothing to do with affection.