The loyal Farm Collies respond very quickly to the master's snakey-dance-cuss-a-blue-streak command! So fast in fact that they killed all 3 rough earth snakes that I disturbed today, and then played with a toad until he was not capable of playing anymore.
Such hunters and protectors they are!
Here is the proper maneuver one employs to celebrate the victory (after rendering the evil spotted-belly toad incapacitated):
And Cooper with snake#2 (in front of his left front paw):
The rescuers with snake #1 (Max is probably saying something like "she will stop all that noise and hopping about in just a minute, for now we get praised if we paw and bite this wiggly thing").