Your may have all the spiders and snakes you wish, lol. When I first moved here to Missouri about 10 years ago (middle of the US, north of the Gulf of Mexico) from New Mexico (in the SW part of the country, dry, hot and desert-y), DH hollered for me to help him with some snakes out in the hen house. In NM we had rattlesnakes and bull snakes, which never got as big around as my wrist and maybe a little over 3' long. He said they were black rat snakes, not venomous, so I thought no problem. Till I saw them. I thought I was on the set of Star Trek or something! These monsters were six feet long and as big around as my leg! DH had hold of their tails. I had brought a shovel. I don't think my heart has ever pounded like that in my life! But we got them taken care of. I am not afraid of snakes. But those things were like some kind of alien life forms, and I was terrified! Yikes!Fair enough but I’d still prefer spiders and snakes.