Hah, it is mostly the fault of my dear wonderful boyfriend. He is a veritable reptile encyclopedia. He has been keeping, breeding, and caring for snakes for many many years. He is the reason I am no longer afraid. It is amazing what knowledge does to fears.
We don't have anything that gets huge, yet. When my boyfriend and I get an apartment, we will be looking into one of the larger species, like a Burmese, but not just yet. None of ours will get more than 10 - 12 feet. Most, not even that. 11 of the 17 are very small species, comparatively.
MY babies will only get a few feet long, and are wonderfully short, fat and slow. These are the sand boas. I just need an anery and an albino to "complete the set". Goodness I love them.
The baby hognoses(my boyfriend's favorites) are the cutest little things. They are about 9 inches long at the moment and think they are cobras.
We have a pair of bull snakes that I adore. The female is a hypo about 7ft long, and just a gem. The male is a white sided, and is a little more skittish than the female. They are both gorgeous.
Other than that we have a few carpet pythons, and a lovely female RTB.