Snakes are probably the most maligned type of animal we have. First, contrary to popular opinion, every snake you see does not want you dead. Even if you catch them eating. Snakes are not in the mob. I mean at least none of the snakes I have met have been in the mob... and if they were, I totally wouldn't testify against them. Just sayin'.
Second, all snakes are not venomous. Just because a snake looks at you funny doesn't mean it wants to bite you. It might just be judging your taste in clothing.