I’ve only seen a few snakes around here in the Chicago suburbs my whole life. I caught one of them when I was a kid and kept it as a pet for a few days. I was playing with it in the front yard when it escaped into the grass. That was probably a good thing because I didn’t really know anything about snakes and so it would have died from starvation eventually. I did see a lot of snakes in Florida though. While driving down an isolated gravel road my wife and I came upon a cottonmouth. I got out the video camera to film it and my wife excitedly told me to get out of the van so I could get a better shot. I explained that this wouldn’t be a good idea. She then uttered her famous reply… captured on video “There’s no poisonous snakes in Florida!”