I love snakes, and I'm thrilled if I ever see any on trails. I've never encountered anything large or venomous, but I have been known to make my horse follow little snakes so I can get a better look!
There's also a big corn snake that wanders around in between the tack lockers who I occasionally see when I open mine. He's my buddy!
Also, snakes are venomous, not poisonous. Sorry being a reptile person, people using the terms incorrectly is a pet peeve of mine! I also get very upset when I see/hear of people killing non venomous snakes in general, or venomous ones when they are not causing any danger. As a teenager we had a huge scare once when my dad and I walked up to our dog playing with something in the backyard only to find out that it was a coiled up baby rattlesnake! My dad (who is petrified of snakes) stomped on the poor little guy right as he was looking to strike at our dog, and that is really the only time that I have found it appropriate to kill one of the little fellows