Back home in Texas my younger brother and a friend of his were out "hunting" with his bow and target point arrows.
Dad was watching them as they walked along the dirt road between our houses and couldn't figure out what they were doing. He could tell they were shooting arrows at something but couldn't figure out what so he got in his pickup and went to them to see.
The had found a 2' rattlesnake on the road and the first arrow went through him about 1/3 back from his head. They would shoot the other 3 arrows they had at him, dragging them out of range with the bow when they missed.
A shovel quickly ended that stand-off!