While the resolution was in doubt, the students were clearly disappointed.
Sen. Shirley Love, D-Fayette, who signed on with Barnes, emphasized the “official reptile” status in no way means the rattler enjoys protected status.
“If I see one in the woods, I’ll blow its head off,” he said. “If I see one, he’s dead.”
Hunter and Love worked their final session, since both are heading into retirement and found it amusing their final duty was to deal with a snake.
Pointing to the floor to signify the crawl space of a reptile, Hunter quipped, “We’re leaving on a low note.”