yes I too feel for your loss. I don't know if it was stupidity was it? but maybe design flaw? It is my understanding that snakes' nerves are so deep into their skin that by the time they feel or would feel it they are already very badly burnt or dead? Am I wrong in this understanding?
"a tolls a toll, and a rolls a roll, and if we don't get no tolls... then we don't eat no rolls "