The king is dead part two
Yes, sadly, the king is dead. I don’t refer to “Elvis the Pelvis,” but rather to Mr. King aka the California King Snake.
Mr. King was run over by a car, while trying to cross the street. This happened on the very day my article came out in the AV Press (June 16, 2017), titled “A request to leave harmless snakes alone.”
In this article, I said something about stopping for snakes to cross the road.
Why didn’t you stop? Why did you run over Mr. King, a snake that protected us against rats, mice and gophers. He also protects us against rattlesnakes.
Yes, I said rattlesnakes. Yes, you killed our friend protector. We need to respect all snakes. Yes, even the rattlesnake. Yes, all snakes play their part on the stage of life — nature.
Yes, let us respect all snakes. Just think what the world would be like without snakes.
We couldn’t take a step without stepping on rats and mice.
Yes, be thankful for our friends who crawl across the land.
Yes, snakes have a part to play in nature. I say, you don’t have to love them, but do respect them.
Yes, snakes benefit mankind.
Douglas Valpey Palmdale