Face Your Fears – Julia meets Bob the Snake

Face Your Fears – Julia meets Bob the Snake


AND YOUR VIDEO MIGHT GET PICKED TO BE ON TV.>>>ALL RIGHT, WELL, YESTERDAY, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT OUR FEARS AND OUR PHOBIAS FOR YOU. I KNOW, IT’S HEIGHTS, AND SOMETIMES –>>YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. HEIGHTS MAINLY, WHICH I LEARNED YESTERDAY FROM THE EXPERTS YOU INTERVIEWED IS MORE OF A PHOBIA THAN A FEAR, WHICH IS FASCINATING.>>WE’LL DIG INTO THAT.>>OH, GREAT.>>FOR ME, IT IS SNAKES AND HAS BEEN FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, ACTUALLY. I STARTED WORKING WITH DR. ROB SCHUMAKER FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS ZOO, AN ANIMAL EXPERT, BIOLOGIST EASING EVERYONE’S FEARS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SNAKES. A COMMON FEAR, BY THE WAY,. THE FIRST SESSION WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT THE FEAR, WHEN IT STEMS FROM AND LEARNING ABOUT SNAKES IN GENERAL, BUT THE SECOND SESSION, IT GOT REAL. I WAS INTRODUCED TO A BALL PYTHON.>>SO, WE BROUGHT BOB TODAY TO MEET YOU. HE’S ONE OF OUR AMBASSADOR ANIMALS AT THE ZOO, A BALL PYTHON, B-A-L-L. HE’S A VERY, VERY EXPERIENCED SNAKE MEETING PEOPLE. HE’S BEAUTIFUL. HE’S 100% RELIABLE. WE ONLY CAN DO WHATEVER FEELS COMFORTABLE FOR YOU. IF YOU DON’T WANT US TO TAKE BOB OUT AT ALL, WE DON’T HAVE TO.>>YES.>>OKAY.>>GOOD.>>YES.>>LET’S TRY IT. YOU STAY HERE.>>OKAY.>>I’LL GET BOB OUT. GOOD MORNING, BOB. OKAY. SO WE’LL TAKE BOB OUT IF THAT’S OKAY WITH YOU?>>YES.>>HE’S A SUPER NICE GUY, SUPER CALM, SUPER BEAUTIFUL. THERE’S HIS FACE. THERE’S THE TAIL. I’LL PUT HIM ON MY LAP.>>YES, ON YOUR LAP. SORRY, I’M OKAY.>>IT’S OKAY. WE DON’T HAVE TO COME ANY CLOSER THAN THAT IF YOU DON’T WANT.>>OKAY.>>WE DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE.>>YEAH, I DEFINITELY CAN’T HOLD HIM.>>I’LL GO OVER THERE.>>I AM GRADUALLY ABLE TO MOVE CLOSER TO BOB, AND EVENTUALLY, WITH A SHAKY HAND, PET HIM.>>THAT’S A VICTORY FOR YOU.>>YES.>>THAT IS HUGE. I AM PROUD OF YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>ALL RIGHT. SO, OBVIOUSLY, THOSE ARE BABY STEPS.>>THAT’S INCREDIBLE.>>FOLKS, THAT IS A HUGE SNAKE.>>IT REALLY WAS. I WAS HOPING TO HOLD BOB, BUT I JUST COULDN’T. THAT’S AS MUCH — I PUT THE HANDS, NOPE, FORGET IT, FORGET IT. I’LL WALK YOU THROUGH TOMORROW WHEN WE COME UP BECAUSE AS I MENTIONED, THERE IS A PHOBIA AND A FEAR. THIS IS REALLY A PHOBIA FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE NO RATIONAL REASON WHY I’M AFRAID OF THEM. I WANT TO SHOW YOU, GIVE YOU A LOOK AT THE TOP FIVE PHOBIAS ACCORDING TO FEAR.NET. FEAR OF SPIDERS IS NUMBER ONE. THAT’S NOT SURPRISING TOO MANY, AND FEAR OF SNAKES IS NUMBER TWO. FEAR OF HEIGHTS. FEAR OF OPEN SPACES, AND FEAR OF DOGS. THAT SURPRISED ME, BUT I KNOW THAT’S MAKING A LOT OF SENSE. NOW, YOU CAN GOOGLE AND GET MORE, EXTREME DEGREES.>>AND PUBLIC SPEAKING.>>YEAH. THAT WAS IN THE TOP TEN.>>I WOULD SAY THAT’S IRRATIONAL TOO.>>THE DOG THING, THE CLOSEST I AM, AND I HAD DOGS, BUT I REMEMBER A GUY WAS HELPING WITH MY LAWN ONE DAY, AND THE DOG

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