I hate to see anything suffer and though I loathe most snakes, I can't help but feel a little fond of the comical looking little ring snakes around here.
They're tiny, no bigger than a worm, and they have round eyes that give their faces an almost cartoonish appearance. Most of them seem to have yellow bellies and necklaces but occasionally I see one that has a salmon pink coloration instead.
Yesterday, as I walked my dog, I saw a pitiful little ring snake at the top of the street. His tail was crushed but he was still trying to wriggle his head a bit. I saw him again in the afternoon. He was, mercifully, finally dead.
The Ring Snake