Why not leave it around your house?
Here where I live, when my parents where kids, if they saw a bird, they would throw stones at it.
Now, for most people, if we see a snake, we let it go, just step out of the way.There are possom living in my backyard, just as saguis (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:CqmNbr4d69vRAM:http://www.micoleao.org.br/images/diversas/sagui.jpg - little monkeys) living at my neighbor’s house, very very big lizards living nearby and many other animals. I have a friend whose house is near a small river with lot’s of jacarés (yacare/cayman/aligator).
If you don’t hurt these animals they won’t harm you, and that is not only smalltalk, because in my city people learned to leave all these animals alone and everybody is just fine.
I get a LOT more scared with the neighbor’s rottweiler than with the dozens of brown spiders, wolf spider, armadeira spider (all known to kill people) in my backyard. If you start killing and being afraid of anything that might hurt you, you will have to kill almost every living being:P