My husband and several of my friends are passionate naturalists. They would never dream of killing a snake; my husband, in particular, was disturbed by my description of how to kill a snake (See Snake Bite 1) and, I admit, the entry was rather brutal in its choice of words. But conserving the lives of dangerous animals, especially ones that show up next to the place where you sleep, seems, in this instance, to be a ‘western’ luxury. There is no one to call, no SPCA, no nature conservancy that will come and take the frightening thing away!
So, Erik, Don, John, Brenda and Brian, I am sorry, but we bludgeoned this one to death too.