Oh snakes….like most people, I used to be terrified of them. But I decided to get over my fear in grade school. I specifically remember during an assembly going and touching a boa and thinking, WOW not scary or slimy at all, just cool. And since then, I have grown to love snakes. My husband also shakes his head, because I find them everywhere and always try to pick them up. I usually get pee/poohed and musk, but it is always worth it.
If you ever find a snake on a high traffic bike path, or road, please help it along. If you are afraid/unsure of how to pick it up, then just chase it from behind, or use a stick to gently poke it where you want it to go-preferably into a safe grassy area.
Hope this information helps and you guys are learning lots!