According to Wikipedia, ophidiophobia
is a particular type of specific phobia, the abnormal fear of snakes. It is sometimes called by a more general term, herpetophobia, fear of reptiles and/or amphibians. The word comes from the Greek words “ophis” (ὄφις) which refers to snake, and “phobia” (φοβία) meaning fear.
An ophidiophobe not only fears them [snakes] when in live contact but also dreads to think about them or even see them in video or still pictures.
About a third of adult humans are ophidiophobic, making this the most common reported phobia.
This post is a heads up to my readers (ophidiophobic or otherwise), the next four posts on this blog are going to be true snake stories. Consider yourself warned!
The image of the snake is from https://classroomclipart.com/clipart/Clipart/Animals/Reptile_Clipart/Snake_Clipart.htm.