I'm a very lucky person. I wanted a snake collection all my life (Not too many mind you, 2 maybe 3 hundred or so) but my g/f had nitemares just seeing one on TV. Since we lived together this was a real prob.
I brought home a Pueblan hatchling one day for her to see, and when I finally got her down from the maple tree in the back yard, she had to admit it was cute.
To make a long story short (if thats possible at this point), she now shares the livingroom with anywhere from 20 to 30 snakes, depending on whats going on.
Of course, her Prozac bill is killing me.