Watched an interesting video tonight that explored dragon folklore. The theory is dragons are an assemblage of various predators encountered by early primates: snakes, raptors and tigers. I think it curious since dragons occupy some trace in nearly every culture, one form or another. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dragons_in_mythology_and_folklore I know and have known people who have an irrational fear of snakes. I think everyone would prefer to keep safely away from tigers and other large predators. However, I have never seen an openly apprehensive consideration of birds.