Lord, I hate snakes. Never touched one, never want to touch one. Poor Indiana Jones in one of his early movies when he was plunged into a snake pit! But better he than I. I think the authors of Genesis hit the nail on the head in depicting the introduction of moral evil into the world through the effort of a snake. Slimy little bastards. The only good snake is a dead snake. I guess it's inevitable: my time in hell or purgatory will be spent trying to peel countless snakes off my body(?). On the other hand, maybe snakes have received a bum rap over the centuries. Maybe it's apples I should be fearing.