This garter snake video is why you don't test a snake.
This garter snake video will never be forgotten by the videographer. In this video, the garter snake has had enough of the paparazzi and isn't having any more.
For one thing, why would you get this close to a snake if you have no intention of eluding its bite? It boggles my mind, but thanks to this video, I now know what it would be like to watch a snake coming straight in toward me for a snack.
This guy clearly didn't get the memo when he read that the "serpent will strike man's heel"; after all, he says the snake repeatedly nipped at his shoes. The snake clearly wanted to take an undisturbed nap.
Maybe viewers of this video will learn not to tic off any snake, especially one that's in a striking position.
So, in a way, we say "thank you" to the guy who filmed this and thought it would be a fun afternoon activity.