I'm shocked. SHOCKED!
(Well, . . . NOT, truth be told.)
Earl Long, when running for governor of Louisiana, told this story:
A cowboy, riding the range, found a rattlesnake in the desert, victim of a rockslide, severely injured from a falling boulder.
The cowboy gently picked up the snake, took the reptile to his cabin, bound up the wounds, fed and watered the creature as it healed.
One day, the cowboy stopped by the snake's box, looking in to see how the animal was doing. The snake coiled and immediately struck, biting the cowboy on the nose.
The cowboy said, "What did you do THAT for? I rescued you from certain death in the desert, nursed you back to health, and now you BITE me?"
The snake replied, "What do you expect, from a SNAKE?"
(Don't know why I was reminded of this story.)