Really, the pictures tell the story here.
Every year, the LA Zoo celebrates Halloween with Boo at the Zoo with all kinds of scary and creepy events, including the opportunity to touch a snake, which freaks out a lot of people. Like KPCC photographer Maya Sugarman:
Now, I'm not scared of snakes. But I am afraid of spiders. So I figured this was a good chance to face my fear.
Make sure to listen to the audio to hear Senior Keeper Chris Rodriguez give us the 411 on the snake and spider we were handling.
Boo at the Zoo is happening at the LA Zoo through Oct. 31.