Ride against the wanton killing of a harmless snake

Sad to say someone killed our carpet snake, so important to the local ecology at the Burnett Koala reserve. Why?
Are they afraid of a harmless python? This was the 3rd week it had been near the same spot, but this time someone had beheaded our beautiful friend.

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