I would have freaked out, knowing it had gone UP! Like someone said, I always used to look down! Very little scares me as much as snakes. I don't mind spiders and once caught a mouse in the office. When we lived in east Texas, we apparently had 4 snakes that Bill killed in OUR LIVING ROOM!!!! He didn't tell me until we moved. He added,"That lot was alive with snakes!" I know my bullmastiff, Norton, was bitten on the snout by a copperhead when we lived there. I HATED that house.