Your article on May 9 concerning "Rattlesnake Ron" was disturbing. Every "real" cowboy I have had the privilege of knowing would never kill anything needlessly, especially a rattlesnake.
A "real" cowboy would get back on his horse and keep his mouth shut and not blame anyone or anything for his clumsy horsemanship. It's not the end of the world that you fell off your horse. Next time, pay attention and hang on.
Ron was the anthropocentric intruder. This rattlesnake was doing what rattlesnakes do.