In a comment on the earlier post “Not To Be Trifled With”, reader Jo wrote “It makes me sad when people think it is their duty to run over snakes in the outback.”
I know that for some drivers, it’s pretty much a standard procedure that if you can run over a snake without putting yourself at risk, you do so, and use the brakes to reinforce the effect on the snake.
But that’s certainly not everyone’s approach. Some, like Jo, would say that it’s quite inappropriate cruelty to kill a snake on sight when it’s posing no threat to you.
What’s your attitude on this? We’re talking about when you’re travelling in a rural or Outback area. There’s a snake on the road and you can choose to run over it without compromising issues of safety. What do you do? Please tell us in a comment.