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.