We thought it was great fun. I like snakes and garter snakes were thought to be non-venomous back then. It turns out that they do have a mild toxin, but they don't really have any way to deliver it to people. So, they really are harmless to things too big for them to swallow whole.Thankfully I never had that happen.
Unfortunately there are many venomous snicketypoosnays here, and as the weeds have suddenly shot up overnight, where they tend to hide, I'm waiting for my friend Nir to come and spray my yards.Venomous or not - snicketypoosnays are not welcome and do not belong in my world.