Yeah snakes make me shudder too... But I found these pics really fascinating.
I remember once driving with my uncle and there was a red belly black snake on the road. He ran it over but then was worried that he might not have run it over properly and it could have got up into the engine. Man I was so scared. I thought that snake was going to be poking its forked tongue out of one of the air vents any time now... Seriously until I saw the dead snake I couldn't move!