In the eighth inning of a San Antonio Missions Double-A game Friday night, a true baseball loving snake invaded the outfield and began making his way towards the infield, no doubt in search of the best possible view of the night’s action. Unfortunately, for his curiosity and enthusiasm for America’s pastime, the sweet and good snake paid dearly:

Most idiots on the field get arrested. A few even get tackled by security. I believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen one get attacked with a metal rake. Not cool! Sadly, several commenters on the Missions Facebook page report that the gentle baseball snake did not survive the encounter. But take heart—every snake dies; not every snake truly lives.

H/t Sean