A buddy of mine is a small rural resort property manager. The Judge is his skunk gun. He thinks it is great for the job.
The problem with using the Judge on snakes isn't the platform. .410 shotshells should be great and you can have 5 of them. Lots of folks carry the giganto Bond Arms derringers as snake guns and think they are great for the job, also chambered in .410/.45LC.
The problem is with the shooter.
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher."
-- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011