One day in the spring of the year a student brought in a 5 gallon bucket full of garter snakes. He was very proud of his accomplishment. He told me that there was a big pile of rocks in the field next to his house and they just kept coming out from under that pile and when they did he caught them.
I looked in the bucket and noticed that about ½ of the snakes were dead. When I asked how that happened? He told me that sometimes when you “catch em” they die…. The phrase was accompanied by his foot stomping down hard on the floor.