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16 pictures that show how terrifying snakes really are

Now, I don't know about you, but I am part of that sector of the population that is terrified of snakes. Whilst our ancestors' justifiable fear of the cold-blooded reptiles has a part to play in our reaction to the creatures, when you live in the dreary British climate, you have no good reason to be concerned about creatures that have darted eyes and whose bodies are filled with some of the deadliest poisons known to humankind.

Although I am aware that ophidiophobia is a wholly irrational fear, I don't think I'll ever entirely get over it. In fact, I think that people who like snakes and keep them as pets are just weird. I mean, why have a cold, slithering, legless serpent when you could have a cuddly creature that is referred to as "man's best friend"?

Seriously, take a look at how scary these snakes are...

1. This isn't horrifying at all 

Snake Credit: Arupananda Rao

2. Yup, I'm not creeped out or anything 

2 Credit: National Geographic

3. Look at those lovely nashers 

3 Credit: Brimac the 2nd

4. You can't even escape them underwater 

4 Credit: Getty

5. Don't look into its eyes... 

alt Credit: Getty

6. Run, lizard, run! 

7. This is a juvenile green anaconda...

7 Credit: Getty

8. And this is what snake venom does to blood

9. You're not going to make it out of this one ok 

alt Credit: Giphy

10. This one has really got it in for you 

11 Credit: Gregory Smith

11. This snake has the best camouflage 

11 Credit: Wikipedia

12. If this footage is real, I'm moving to another planet 

13. Look at it go!

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14. Just, why? 

sea snake Credit: Giphy

15. They don't even like each other... 

snake fight Credit: National Geographic

16. Please, make it stop 

alt Credit: The Mirror

Well if that isn't enough to guarantee you a week of night terrors, I don't know what else could. Whilst others are terrified of spiders, clowns and all sorts of other oddities, I think a fear of snakes is entirely justifiable. After all, did you see what snake venom did to human blood?

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