I heard a terrifying story about a pet snake about a month ago but I'm not going to tell it for your own good - you should all thank me because I have the power to basically scar you for life. I used to think snakes were cool. I am officially retracting that statement now.
Other things I am slightly fearful of are spiders, small dark places, surgery, and fauxhawks.
I'd say I've come along way though from worrying about someone trying to hang me from the next bathroom stall over (I caught thirty seconds of some unknown disturbing movie on TV once and it had lasting impacts) and jumping as far away as possible when getting out of bed for fear hiding monsters would grab my ankles and suck me under.
What did you used to be afraid of? What are you afraid of now?