Just an FYI, most snakes are harmless and will be happy to return to the outdoors if allowed. But if you feel the need to kill one, a single rap to their back will break their vertebrae (sp). Just aim about an inch or two behind the head and a single, firm stroke will dispatch it. And then if you're feeling adventurous, skinning them is similar to peeling a banana, clean out the entrails, lop off the head and tail and it's ready for cooking.
I don't think of myself as a lion. You might as well, though - I have a mighty roar. Jubel Early