posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 03:02 AM
Originally posted by Vrill
I also think that we as a human race, are hardwired/hardcoded to fear Snakes due to some happenings in our ancient past.
We are. Danger is hard coded into our instinctive memory. We have to learn as babies about a lot of things, such as fire and so on, which came later,
but the things that we fear most are natural predatory animals. Loud creatures, hissing, they bring about a fear response to people who are
unaccustomed to them.
Our brains do a pretty good job of keeping us alive.
But they also make us fear things we make stories for in our own imaginations.
We should fear snakes. They are still a threat. Especially in Aus, I remember as a kid playing with what I thought was a harmless little snake....
turned out it was a bloody dugite..
I was scared of it until I saw how timid it was. Should have relied on my initial instincts...
wow just found this -- edit
Dugites are protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 and to kill or injure one attracts a fine of up to A$4000.
Where we lived, the guys there killed this snake. insane.. oO
edit on 2-8-2012 by mainidh because: (no reason given)