He (soon to become a gender-neutered ‘it’) should be paying a little more attention to the juxtaposition of his trouser-snake and the snakey-snake in front of him.
Darwin notes acerbically, that violating the First Law of Thunderstorms e.g. “Don’t stand under the tallest thing around when there’s lightning, i.e. trees,” if you expect not to have your own personal genomes poached.
Natural selection deems that some individuals serve as a warning to others. Who are we to disagree? The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors