I have a lot of respect for snakes and spiders (even though I do not like them, nor want to be around them) because they are incredibly adaptable and can survive and thrive in harsh environments. I watched a documentary a few nights ago and they were showing parts of the world where they have lots of snakes and some of the snakes are just huge. Some of them hang in the trees and people get bitten when looking for fruit. Other people get bitten by one of the worlds deadliest snakes because it can leap within a radius of several meters so even if a person is running away the person can still get attacked. The guy next door liked reptiles. Same with my cousin. I liked butterflies and pretty things like that growing up. But yeah, spiders and snakes aren't on my list of favorite things.