We here at TWH don’t support killing or harming native snakes including venomous snakes. Snakes perform a very important role in ecosystems as predators that help control rodent populations and other pest organisms. A rat snake nearby will help keep mice and rats from infesting your house and spreading diseases. A gartersnake in your garden will help control slugs and other insects that eat and harm your plants. Please learn more about these fascinating creatures before you needlessly kill one for being in your yard. And please teach your family and friends not to kill snakes.