Not everyone is afraid of them, apparently. I met a guy on the Brooklyn Bridge recently who was having a good time draping his "baby" (an albino Burmese python, I believe, whose name is Money) over willing strangers. The snake was quite beautiful and seemed to be enjoying himself.
Oh yeah, I played along (I like snakes).
At this moment, I think I was saying,
"Excuse me, but your snake (who
weighed a ton, btw) is in my purse!"