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Admit it. You're terrified of snakes. Well guess what--it's perfectly natural!
Some scientists also noticed that a lot of people are afraid of snakes, and they wondered if humans have a built-in fear of the slithery creatures. Their research showed that our fear of snakes is not innate since not all babies are afraid of snakes. However, we do learn to fear them very quickly.
Being afraid of snakes just makes sense. Snakes have many habits and characteristics that can downright give you the willies. Here a just a few.
1) Postmortem predation
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