On our way to pick up a paper Sunday morning, my wife noticed a large snake moving next to the road on a street in our neighborhood. So, she became very excited and actually stopped and did a 3 point turn around to show the snake to me, since I wasn’t paying attention as she drove. As we approached the snake, another SUV driven by one of our neighbors came screeching to a halt and turned over the snake repeatedly. I don’t like killing snakes, but the act of killing poisonous snakes are less of a bad thing with all the children and pets in our neighborhood. I still felt bad to see this magnificent creature destroyed in this manner. Plus, I think eggs were being carried by the snake. The snake measure around 4 to 5 feet and was as big around as a grapefruit. The neighbors SUV made a loud popping noise when she ran over it. I have inserted one of the pictures we took of the snake. A very beautiful reptile.