Though I’m not overly fond of rodentia (but I love to say that word!), the only natural critters that scare me are snakes. Because the slithery movement makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up and because some of them are poisonous. There are, thankfully, no poisonous snakes on the Island of Misfit Toys. I did once, however, have to take a piss while walking down a secluded path near an old papal residence in Italy and was quite alarmed to find that I urinated on top of a (poisonous) black viper/asp. Fortunately it was on the other side of a stone wall and down an embankment. And I can run fast.