Allen, do you blow up every car that goes by your house, so your 6 year old won't get hit when he goes in the street?
If not, you sound a bit hypocritical.
All snakes, even the rattlers, do a lot of good for the environment, and when you needlessly remove one, you leave a space for more vermin to live.
Although they MAY be considered territorial, it is a very large territory. That one is the first we have found on our 116 acres in over 10 years, so I don't think it is residing there regularly.