As I had my head stuck into the engine compartment of one of the cars, rigging up an electronic rodent repeller, a neighbor walked by and said, “There’s a snake in the road here, pretty big one.”
I walked out and there it was, but it was quite dead. Big puncture wound in its side. The insects had already discovered it. Don’t know why whatever bit it didn’t finish the meal, but there you go.
Something else will snatch it up for breakfast. Or the insects will finish it off. Nothing goes to waste.