I only hate 3 kinds of snake. Live snakes, dead snakes and sticks that look like snakes.
Up north you have to go looking for a venomous snake to find one, down here you have to look out where you step to avoid them. A cottonmouth is the only snake I know of that will actually go after you, they are dangerous and aggressive. Any place down south that's worth fishing at has cottonmouth and I'm not giving up fishing for a damn snake.