These are tough times to be a snake

The International Union for Conservation of Nature finds that 28 percent of reptiles are currently threatened with extinction. Though snake populations are notoriously difficult to assess, in the United States alone there are 14 snake species listed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as threatened or endangered. A 2010 study in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters found snake populations across five countries in widespread decline.

Source: Sierra, Sept 25, 2017