Middle of the Road

I was driving back from the dentist not paying too much attention to anything when I almost ran over this guy. It was big and  did not appreciate being moved from the middle of the road. It hissed and snapped very vigorously whenever I tried. At well over a foot long I decided against picking it up. After fighting me for a while I got it to the edge of the road using a  long steel rod I carry for just such occasions. Hopefully it's OK.