I'm with you about the drama in the reporting. It's like when any time you hear about a celeb being taken to the hospital, they are always rushed to the hospital.....it's about making things sound more dire than they actually are.
They, the reporters, are trying to give you "the vapors", if you will. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
And, about the stupid snake, I couldn't help but wonder if the guy that put the snake on June didn't get it from one of his friends, or behead the snake for a different reason/use. I doubt that he killed it for the show. If this show has shown us anything at all, it's that people who live their lives have different senses of humor than we may be used to. Heck, he could have found the snake with its head cut off and knew how freaked out June was about snakes. And any child is going to "wig out" if they see their mother "wigging out"; they learn this lunacy from us!