I did go back and assess the damage.
I had to go back and see if I needed to run over it again.
I was on the final dirt road going to my home.
I saw it and thought "How cool!"
Then I ran it over.
I truly did NOT want to run over it. But given my rate of speed and the fact that there was an oncoming car, I squished it.
I was still thinking "How cool!" Then it dawned on me. I ran over it.
I turned around and went back, to see if I needed to put it out of it's misery. But fortunately, I got it's head the first time. It would have been tough to line up the tires for a second pass.
I originally thought it may have been this.
I had never seen a rattlesnake in it's natural environment. Also, I was safely tucked away in my truck. That's the best way to view a rattlesnake, in my humble opinion.
But sadly, it was this.
Don't be fooled by the triangular head. This baby is nonvenomous, the non elliptical pupils give it away. It's a bullsnake.
I had seen one dead on my road a few weeks ago and looked it up. It eats small rodents like mice. So, it is my hero.
I feel badly that I killed it. And I will be certain to watch for them in the future.
Rest in peace, bullsnake. I suspect you will be a coyote's dinner tonight.