newjerseynewsroom.com: New Jersey snakes could use our understanding
Many celebrities with image problems complain that they are misunderstood. But for snakes, being misunderstood often means death. Whether it's primal fear or years of negative stereotypes reinforced by everything from religion to pop culture, many people just don't like snakes. Some people hate them. In fact, snakes are so despised that they are routinely compared to lawyers!