Snakes get mostly bad press in Florida, due to the alligator swallowing pythons. Some snakes revel in the sun, due to Bill Haast and the Miami Serpentarium; it slithered into Florida as another tourist attraction, but it also brought us clout in the field of venom research. In Sssssss , a doctor turns his assistant into snake-man and pimps him out in a freak show. They should have located the film in Florida because we led the world in freaks (See Gibtown) and snake milkers. The Miami Serpentarium dropped out of the tourist attraction biz, but the labs still prosper.