Now the python scares me.
But as a child I nailed a rattlesnake to the floor (straight into the wood) and chopped its rattle in half.
Once I cut off its head; now the body’s jerkings put me to flight.
But that’s because the rattlesnake is immortal, and if we let it finds its head, we’ll never know it’s coming.
(How long, O Lord, how long?)