Why love or hate snakes?

I have to wonder why some people love snakes and some people hate snakes? Is it religion like pagan and Christianity, ethnicity since there are no snakes on Ireland, new Zealand or Hawaii and some places certainly have a lot of venomous snakes and some places have more non venomous snakes. I'm kind of... show more I have to wonder why some people love snakes and some people hate snakes? Is it religion like pagan and Christianity, ethnicity since there are no snakes on Ireland, new Zealand or Hawaii and some places certainly have a lot of venomous snakes and some places have more non venomous snakes. I'm kind of indifferent and don't like or unlike snakes. I feel like they don't (can't ?) show emotion and seem like cruddy pets. I love cats and will beat the flamers to it, a proper sized cat will own a snake: bobcat. vs rattler, jaguar vs anaconda.
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