The piercing eyes, the slithering tongue — there's a lot to be freaked out about when it comes to snakes. But there's an event in the Valley this week that might help you get over your fears.
The Phoenix Herpetological Society is hosting Snake Day on Friday, May 26. It allows everyone to have contact with the snakes in a safe, controlled environment.
The society says that type of contact could actually ease some fears and myths about snakes.
Snakes do have different personalities and some have different eating habits, according to the society.
"I can touch her face," says Olivia Bogues who works at the society. "She just cuddles in a little bit. It's like a cuddly kitten kind of, with scales."
Snake Day is open to the public and to all ages. The society says you must RSVP before the event.
Snake Day at Phoenix Herpetological Society
Friday, May 26
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.