I’m not doing well

For a variety of reasons. And I had a pretty disturbing experience at the tail end of my walk yesterday that I can’t get out of my head. [actually no pun intended… weird]

I was walking down the main drag of the town back to the apartment. And I saw a snake in the road. it was a small one, probably juvenile. When I got closer it’s mouth looked to be stuck open and near its tail it had a pretty big laceration… with some guts/muscles coming out. I thought it looked dead I nudged it with my foot but it was alive and its mouth slowly moved a little but couldn’t close and it’s body writhed weakly.

I should have killed it.

But I just couldn’t do it.

I went and plucked a leaf off of a plant and picked it up by the mid section, it just hung limply and I put it out of the road and into the grass and covered it with a leaf by someone’s garden bed. It was awful.

I don’t particularly like snakes, but this was still very hard.

2 thoughts on “I’m not doing well

  1. Urgh, great job for doing that at least! I can easily imagine how that would’ve been disturbing.

    Once when walking with family in some woods (in my early 20s) I found a squirrel at the bottom of a tree, dying and doing a similar thing to the snake you found. It was upsetting and I had the same dilemma as you, but also couldn’t bring myself to do anything. And especially with family there would be even more difficult. I guess I should’ve asked my dad to do itβ€” since he has no feelings he’s good at those things πŸ˜†.

    It was definitely better for the snake to be in the grass :).


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