Liam Payne, snake charmer?

If you suffer from ophidiophobia, which is the fear of snakes, mild or otherwise, then you won't want to look at these photos of One Direction hunk Liam Payne. The 1Der shared snaps of himself with his aunt's snake Philis.

Oh my.

Philis is quite a large snake and the slithery serpent who posed in a corner and in Payne's mitts. Notice Payne requires both hands to hold the large creature. Also notice the look on his face. It's a mixture of terror, fear and "I think everything is going to be okay." We love Liam, but we're not getting the fearless vibe from this pic. Are you, Directioners?

Below are the two photos of Liam and his reptilian pal. If you are terrified of snakes, these photos will send a chill up your spine. But we're sure that Payne was under the supervision of his aunt, since she owns the snake, while these pictures were taken.

All in the family!