Black snakes eat rattlers. Don’t kill black snakes.
Anyone know the source for these photos?
Specifically in this case, Indigo snakes eat rattlesnakes. But do you wan’t more of a reason to not kill them? They’re classified as an endangered species and killing one will land you one year in jail and a $50,000 fine.
But why would you ever want to kill a snake in the first place? Just leave them alone and they’ll leave you alone.