Garden Grass Snakes can be dangerous

>> Yes grass snakes.
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>> Not rattlesnakes.
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>> Here’s why.
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>> A couple in Sweetwater,Texas, had a lot of potted plants.
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>> During a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of them indoors
>> to protect them from a possible freeze.
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>> It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was hidden in one of
>> the plants, and when it warmed up, it slithered out and the wife saw it
>> go under the sofa.
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>> She let out a very loud scream.
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>> The husband (who was taking a shower) ran out into the living room naked
>> to see what the problem was.
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>> She told him there was a snake under the sofa.
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>> He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it.
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>> About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed him on the behind.
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>> He thought the snake had bitten him; so he scramed and fell over on the
>> floor.
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>> His wife thought he had had a heart attact, so she covered him up, told
>> him to lie still and she called the ambulance.
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>> The attendants rushed in, wouldn’t listen to his protest and loaded him
>> on the stretcher and started carring him out.
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>> About that time, the snake came out from under the sofa and the Emergency
>> Medical Technicain saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher.
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>> That’s when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the hospital.
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>> The wife still had the problem with the snake in the house; so she called
>> a neighbor who volunteered to capture the snake. He armed himself with a
>> rolled-up newapaper and began poking under the sofa.
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>> Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat down on the on
>> the sofa in relief.
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>> But while relaxing, her hand dangled in between the cushions, where she
>> felt the snake wriggling around.
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>> She screamed and fainted;  the snake rushed back under the sofa.
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>> The neighbor man seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to
>> revive her.
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>> The neighbor’s wife who had just returned from shopping at the grocery
>> store, saw her husband’s mouth on the woman’s mouth and slammed her
>> husband in the back of the head with a bag of canned goods, knocking him
>> out and cutting his scalp to a point where he needed stitches.
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>> The noise woke the woman from her dead faint, and she saw her neighbor
>> lying on the floor with his wife bending over him. So she assumed he had
>> been bitten by the snake.
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>> So she went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began
>> pouring it down the man’s throat.
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>> By now the police had arrived.
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>> The saw the unconscious man, smelled the whiskey, and assumed that a
>> drunken fight had occured.They were about to arrest them all, when the
>> women tried to explain how it all happened over a little green
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>> snake.
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>> The police called an ambulance which took away the neighbor and his
>> sobbing wife.
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>> Now again the little green snake crawled out from under the sofa, and one
>> of the policemen drew his gun and fired at it. He missed the snake and
>> hit the leg of the end table. The table fell over; the lamp on it
>> shattered, and as the bulb broke, it started a fire in the drapes.
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>> The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell thru the
>> window into the yard on top of the family dog, who startled jumped out
>> and raced into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it, and
>> smashed into the police car.
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>> Meanwhile, the burning drapes were seen by neighbors who called the fire
>> department.
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>> The firemen had started raising the fire ladder when they were halfway
>> down the street. The ladder tore out the overhead wires and put out the
>> power and disconnected the telephones in a ten-square block area (but
>> they did get the house fire out).
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>> Time passed!
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>> Both men were discharged from the hospital; the house was repaired; the
>> dog came home; the police acquired a new car, and all was right with
>> their world.
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>> A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold
>> snap for the night.
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>> The wife asked her husband if thought they should bring in their plants
>> for the night.
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>> And that’s when he shot her.

 

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  1. #1 by Pet Lizards on March 6, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    Good one. Saw something similar about a spider a while back.

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