Test of the model of relations between folklore, negative values, sociodemographic variables, and persecution, for reptiles. Structural coefficients and factor loadings are standardized. Goodness of fit: X2 = 191 (d.f. 60); p = .000; NNFI = .90; CFI = .92; RMSEA = .07. Persecution R2 = .84. F1--are dangerous animals; F2--are poisonous; F3--are fatal to human beings; NV1--I find the animal ugly; NV2--the way the animal moves gives me creeps; NV3--I don't go near places where the animal is; NV3--I'm sick of the animal; P1--when I find one of these animals, I usually kill it or ask someone to kill it; P2--I think that these animals should be exterminated; P3--if there was a population of these animals in my property I would take measures to eliminate it.