I was talking at lunch with one of the Ph.D. students here. She was born on Malta. I asked, "What kind of snake bite Paul? The people with him were amazed his arm did not even sell. They expected him to die." She replied, "There are no poisonous snakes on Malta." So, why, in your opinion, was the story in Acts written as it was? Why were the people amazed that Paul was not harmed? I believe there are several good explanations, but I would like to get others take on this event. Some believe it was the Leopard Snake that bite Paul.