Lol. I usually see them before they see me. We have cotton mouth's that will attack on occasion but I mainly only kill snakes in my neighborhood that are too close to the house, my pet, etc. Yeah I usually have time to drop a round out and drop in a snake load. If I am gonna go out into the woods around my house I go ahead and load the first chamber up with one of these. The next time I have to pop one I will post a pic. It definitely makes them easier to hit if they are moving though. I carry a North American Arms mini revolver in .22 mag around in my pocket a lot in the summer time and it always has one of these snake shells in the first chamber up.