We have to remember that alot of peoples hate for snakes stems from the fact that our grandparents as children living on farms were almost certainly doomed if they were bit by a poisonous snake. And that teaching pretty much is passed down to their children. Even though now we are not in as much danger from snakes since we are destroying their habitat and driving them out of our housing areas some people still just have a bad disposition to them.
Snakes? I just like to teraform!