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Old 08-12-03, 11:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it is a "learned" fear brought on by all the things that Invictus mentioned.... churches, media, and most of all ill informed adults (parents) are what cause the fear. Most children under the age of 7 or 8 will readily walk up and handle or pet a snake without showing the slightest bit of fear, but walk up to most 12 or 13 year olds and the reaction is the opposite. Most will shy away from you.
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