You sound like you have phobia. I worked on a golf course during college. We got called to remove snakes from greens so golfers could play through. We had snakes crawl into pop up sprinklers and render them inoperative. We had to remove snakes from some of the equipment in the morning.<quoted text>
And being in the Boy Scouts had nothing to do with it. Normal people don't handle wild snakes of any kind.
Normal people alas do handle wild snakes. Sometimes they have no choice.