Actually anything without fur - frogs, fish, turtles, you get the idea.
2. Top floors in highrise buildings.
I have dreams all the time about being in a building that is swaying in the wind and eventually topples over. Even though I know that buildings are built to sway on purpose so they can go with the flow, so to speak, I can't stand the idea.
I hate not having a plan. Just about every main character I've ever written has this same fear. There's a reason my first YA was named PLAN B.
4. Phone calls in the middle of the night.
Nothing good comes from a phone ringing at 3AM. Good news can wait until the sun is up, bad news cannot.
When I write I'm always scared my words suck. My story sucks. My characters suck. When I get closer to finishing I fear people will hate it, but when I start I fear it will never be as good as I want it to be.
I have never touched a snake and I don't plan to if I can help it. But I will continue to write. It's scary but so worth it.