This video is really rather stunning. Despite the fact that it’s a snake and snakes are creepy, it is hard not to feel something for this living thing struggling to hang onto life in freezing temperatures with massive wind friction. Watching the snake hang on conjures one of those powerful metaphors for the simple endurance project that is the living of life. It’s hard but we keep on hanging on, like this poor snake.
On the most elemental level we all know that we have to kill it before it kills us.