According to the New York Times, you are better off letting the snake linger.
Snake: What do you have to say to me?
You: Go fuck yourself, ya bastard.
Snake: Nope. I’m busy like a moonshiner and you’re my Ned Beatty.
You: Uh, baby, please don’t go?
Snake: That’s right. Who’s your daddy?
You: You are, sir.