Desert Year: Why Is It So Hard to Care?

By Skip Laitner
Guest blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets

 

Why is it so hard to care about snakes? Or the desert? The climate? And especially the environment more generally?

 

This time the snake was real.  Right there on the side of the road.  Some evenings ago, however, in the waning hours of twilight, it turned out to be just a short length of black rubber hose that was also laying along the path I was taking. But this particular snake was just as dead.  I’m no expert but it was non-venomous, perhaps a narrowhead garter snake.

 

It looked as though it wanted to live, but it also looked as though the wound had slowly bled it to death. The snake seemed as if it had been just barely clipped or pinched by the wheel of a passing car. The injury itself didn’t really appear to be all that serious.  I was thinking that had it been given immediate care, it would likely be alive today.  Unfortunately, the cars seem to be more forthcoming than any immediate animal care.

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