We have a fair amount of snakes around the farm, I tend to carry a .38 with snake shot when I ride. One of my major problems is not so much with the snakes its with my boarders. Most (95%) are from cities or the suburbs so when they're out here the freak out at slithery things. When that happens the horses get freaked and then rider gets thrown, bad for business, but fun to watch.
So snakes around here tend to have short lives when me and my hands see them. And yes, they taste like chicken.