Originally Posted By: Stu Farish
I like snakes, even venomous ones. They serve a role in the ecosystem. I generally don't kill them unless I have a reason to.

Yep. Indiscriminant killing of most any species is typically unwarranted. Control, yes. Snakes in the boonies get a pass from me. Rattlers in the yard, however, do not. Other non-venomous species always get a pass.
"A person is smart; people are dumb panicky dangerous animals and you know it." K as played by Tommy Lee Jones, Men In Black