Skip to comments.GARDEN SNAKES CAN BE DANGEROUS...(humor)
Posted on 06/14/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT by Sarajevo
Snakes also known as Garter Snakes (Thamnophissirtalis) can be dangerous. Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes. Here's why.
A couple in Sweetwater, Texas, had a lot of potted plants. During a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze.
It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was hidden in one of the plants. When it had warmed up, it slithered out and the wife saw it go under the sofa.
She let out a very loud scream.
The husband (who was taking a shower) ran out into the living room naked to see what the problem was. She told him there was a snake under the sofa.
He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it. About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed him on the behind. He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and fell over on the floor.
His wife thought he had had a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him to lie still and called an ambulance.
The attendants rushed in, would not listen to his protests, loaded him on the stretcher, and started carrying him out.
About that time, the snake came out from under the sofa and the Emergency Medical Technician saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher. That's when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the hospital.
The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house, so she called on a neighbor who volunteered to capture the snake. He armed himself with a rolled-up newspaper and began poking under the couch.. Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat down on the sofa in relief.
But while relaxing, her hand dangled in between the cushions, where she felt the snake wriggling around. She screamed and fainted, the snake rushed back under the sofa.
The neighbor man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to revive her.
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 it needed stitches.
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 that the snake had bitten him. She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring it down the man's throat.
By now, the police had arrived. Breathe here...
They saw the unconscious man, smelled the whiskey, and assumed that a drunken fight had occurred. They were about to arrest them all, when the women tried to explain how it all happened over a little garden snake!
The police called an ambulance, which took away the neighbor and his sobbing wife.
Now, the little snake again 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.
The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell through 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 parked police car.
Meanwhile, neighbors saw the burning drapes and called in the fire department. The firemen had started raising the fire ladder when they were halfway down the street. The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires, put out the power, and disconnected the telephones in a ten-square city block area (but they did get the house fire out).
Time passed! 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.
A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold snap for that night. The wife asked her husband if he thought they should bring in their plants for the night.
And that's when he shot her.
I believe I read this one years ago. But it’s a good ‘un.
Ya gotta luv them snakeses.....
It might not even be Darks fault.
Did I really say that?
A few weeks ago on a radio newsbreak, I heard the true story of a man who was shopping for plants at a Walmart outdoor area. As he put his hand near some plants, he was bitten by a rattlesnake. He then beat the snake to death (IIRC he had a cane and used that). He needed anti-venom and was hospitalized. He sustained injury to his hand’s nerves that hopefully will subside with time. At the time of the news story, the man had already retained a lawyer. No doubt he will be collecting a tidy sum of money for his run in with the snake.
Ping the “usual suspects” before the snake magically grows to 20 feet long.
A snake story for you ..... :-)
The funny thing is that you can plainly see the glass between him and the snake.......:)
OMG! We’ve been out of state for 2 weeks. One of my employees (not great shakes in the garden) stopped by to water a couple of potted plants that I set in the front flower bed. He insists that he saw a snake there — “the bigest one I’ve ever seen”. I was appalled because I NEVER seen a snake on this property, although I know of one that hangs out by the manufacturing plant that we own. My husband was checking out the front garden, however, and he thinks that our employee saw a half-buried hose that we use to irrigate.
Dodged that bullet!
Yes you said it, it’s official: Something is NOT my fault!
Let that be a lesson to you: Gardening kills.
Never touch the stuff, myself.
[my back yard should have one of those roadside signs that say “Natural Wild Habitat” or some such thing..but the bunnies only eat in *my* yard]
Cuts down on the cost of feeding Brom. ;^)
Here in Florida we have black snakes medium size, not poisonous. They scare my wife, so if she sees one she yells for me to kill it. I got the shovel and headed for the bush she said that it crawled into. I looked and looked all around the ground and could not find it. I look up and there it was 7 inches from my face on a bush limb.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT SNAKES COULD CLIMB TREES!
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