On a recent walk to the fish hatchery on the Englishman River, I came across a snake someone had tried to kill by smashing it with a rock. It was still alive (barely) and though its chances of survival were slim, I moved it to a spot where it was less visible. It did not survive.
It was a cool morning and the snake, being lethargic and vulnerable, was an easy kill for the ignorant moron responsible.
I know that many people are afraid of snakes. I don’t understand why. They are harmless and in this case, pretty much helpless.
Just like any wild animal, they want to avoid people and predators and go on with their simple lives. There is absolutely no reason to kill them.