We are living in area where vipers are also living. In the yard of our terraced house there are many little children and when in one evening a viper crawled near children's playground fathers decided to get rid of that snake. I don't like snakes - not at all - but still I felt that killing the viper is not the best thing to do. There are more vipers somewhere near and one day they might also be in our yard. It would be better to tell children to be careful and if necessary, to walk away. Vipers are venomous and even their bite is not likely to kill humans you never know. But they are creatures of nature and we are the ones moved to their neighborhood.
Well - fathers didn't succeeded to kill the snake. Here is one of the snake hunters not so lucky.