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Snake possibly burns down home
WAFB.com ^ | Mar 21, 2013 | staff reporter

Posted on 03/22/2013 3:41:22 AM PDT by Daffynition

Authorities believe a homeowner's response to finding a snake in her yard may have led to the fire that destroyed her house Wednesday.

The fire sparked at a home in Bowie County, TX just before 7 p.m.

"While cleaning up, she saw snake, threw gasoline on the snake, lit the snake on fire," said Deputy Randall Baggett with the Bowie County Sheriff's Office. "The snake went into the brush pile and the brush pile caught the home on fire."

Despite the efforts of several fire departments that responded to the scene, the flames completely engulfed the home. It is a complete loss. A neighboring home was also damaged on one side.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
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**There has been no word from officials on whether charges will be filed.**

Heh.

1 posted on 03/22/2013 3:41:22 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Years ago...here in the Virginia region...there was a guy who had a beehive to develop on the side of his house. He had to get rid of it. So he started out with some type of WD-40 spray on oil stuff (don’t ask why). Then he switched to some bug-killer spray. Well...the two apparently had some chemical reaction and it literally started up a fire of sorts in just a few minutes. Luckily he just kept standing there and waiting for results....and then got the water hose to spray down the stuff.

In this case....I doubt seriously that the insurance folks will pay anything on the house. It wasn’t intentional but I just don’t see them paying.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 3:48:01 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Daffynition; Salamander
Year of the Fire Snake?


3 posted on 03/22/2013 3:50:52 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Daffynition

I thought from the title that maybe it was a pet snake knocking over a candle or having figured out how to turn the stove knobs.

No animal deserves to be doused in gas and set on fire. :-(


4 posted on 03/22/2013 3:59:58 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Daffynition

“While cleaning up, she saw snake, threw gasoline on the snake, lit the snake on fire”

Right out of the Boy Scout manual.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 4:00:59 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Daffynition

...the snake received first and second degree burns, has a small case of poison ivory, and plans to sue....


6 posted on 03/22/2013 4:01:16 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Daffynition; Salamander

It’s not exactly poetic justice, since there’s no detectable rhyme, but it’s something close.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 4:10:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now with more LOL and less UNNNGH.)
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To: Daffynition

If it was a black snake, hate crime charges will be filed.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 4:10:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Daffynition; Salamander

Interesting how this is portrayed as being the snake’s fault.

A more fitting title might have been “Woman burns down her own house through an act of senseless cruelty.”


9 posted on 03/22/2013 4:28:43 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Daffynition
well....you can't blame her...

10 posted on 03/22/2013 4:51:46 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: green pastures

depends on the snake.. are we talking about a reptile, or a democrat politician?


11 posted on 03/22/2013 5:03:06 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Daffynition

WTH? A .22, .410, shovel, or machete would have been quicker and less destructive.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 5:04:53 AM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: Daffynition

Demolition range story .... Training with C-4 etc and injured a jackrabbit. Still alive but injured so troops tape a block of C-4 on said busted bunny and set Bugs down after pulling the time fuse igniter.....

Bugs Bunny then springs to life and runs under the range truck about 50 yards away. Troops haul ass and dive into a crater on the range as range truck still has a few more cases of C-4 in the bed of the truck.

Bugs Bunny IED then destroys said range truck but luckily he stopped under the engine versus the bed of the truck where the cases of C were.... No sympathetic detonation.... No sympathy for the bunny.

Bunny revenge !


13 posted on 03/22/2013 5:09:32 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Daffynition

14 posted on 03/22/2013 5:15:15 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: shibumi; CrazyIvan

Well, if they can indict Punxsutawney Phil .....


15 posted on 03/22/2013 5:50:15 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: shibumi

No doubt written by a Columbia J school grad. :)


16 posted on 03/22/2013 5:52:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: BCW

LOL....love the forked tongue!


17 posted on 03/22/2013 5:52:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Squantos

I have a similar story that involves a hornet’s nest, gasoline and a tinderbox dry cedar tree...and a transformer box above the inferno. :0

Recall here the night time aerial photos of North Korea for the neighborhood for several hours.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 5:57:33 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: frithguild
Sting - (If you love somebody) set them on fire
19 posted on 03/22/2013 6:01:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: EricT.

Here in the south, I have killed quite a few with a garden hoe.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 6:01:46 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: green pastures; Makana
My goodness, How big, bad was the snake!


21 posted on 03/22/2013 6:03:47 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Tax-chick

No word about *blonde* being involved either.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Poor snake. People need to get a grip when it comes to snakes. This woman just lost her house because she freaked out over a snake in her yard.

Grow a set people.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 6:25:39 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Daffynition

Good thing the snake wasn’t driving an SUV


24 posted on 03/22/2013 6:28:45 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: BCW

Yours is a truy offensive post. Snakes generally, even cobras, are hugely beneficial animals tha do far more good than harm. Comparing the subhuman, America and American hating communist, secret Mudslime Illegal to a cobra is a horrible libel on snakes generally and cobras in particular.


25 posted on 03/22/2013 6:55:29 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: pepsionice

Here’s another snake story - We’d gone to the farm to check on grandpa while grandma was in the hospital. It had been a long trip so mother jumped out of the car and rushed to the bathroom. She immediately ran back outside yelling about a snake in the toilet. We ignored her while we unloaded the car. and she kept hollering and refused to go back inside. She had to do her business out back and wouldn’t stop about the snake. I finally went into the bathroom and looked all around but no snake. Snakes are everwhere out there but couldn’t find it. The toilet was old and rusty on the bottom and when someone walked across the floor, the water in the bowl move so I thought it was some sort of rusty reflection in the moving water. She kept on and on which is something she never does so grandpa pour a bucket of gas down it. A gallon of gas was grandpa’s go to solution for everything. Well, a bunch of white chunks of something came bubbling up so I sat down in front of it to watch when all of a sudden a huge snake shot out of there and smashed me in the face. I ran to the hall yelling, mother was yelling on top of the coffee table and grandpa ran to the kitchen yelling for someone to shut the door, lol. Prim and proper mother cussed at him to shut the bleepin’ door his bleepin’ self. The 6 foot racer snake was going crazy from the gas and was climbing the walls. I got the door shut and grandpa went out to get the hoe. By the time he got back, the snake had crawled under the gap under the door (old farm house where the floors sagged and the door was always too short so large gap) at me so I jumped onto the couch. Grandpa finally got him and said noises from the toilet had woken him up all week so that he’d had to put a rock to hold the lid down, well duh. Mother was mad the entire visit.

Another story - A couple years before that, I’d gone out to the farm house to get some stuff I’d stored there. A storm was coming in and the wind was blowing everything around so I was rushing to close up and get on the road. I was trying to hang onto an armload of clothes hangers while trying to get the pad lock on the door, the wind was blowing the old screen door against my leg and had gotten hooked to my jeans. I kept kicking the door away, scrambling the hangers and kicking some more and fumbling the keys and locks and kicking and wind blowing my hair in my face and kicking some more and having a heck of a time with it all. Finally got the door secured and reached down to get my jeans unhooked but it wasn’t the screen - it was another 6’ racer. He’d done a figure eight around my legs. One moment I was on the porch and somehow the next moment I was in the road.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 7:28:04 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Daffynition

instant karma.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 7:51:30 AM PDT by clio morrel (smoking is healthier than facism.)
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To: Fresh Wind
If it was a black snake, hate crime charges will be filed.

It's black now.

28 posted on 03/22/2013 7:54:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

The local Fox anchor, Tim Ryan, this morning basically called the lady stupid. I like him. He’s hilarious.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 7:54:46 AM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Daffynition

More like “Stupid Human Burns Down Home.”


30 posted on 03/22/2013 7:55:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: green pastures

I agree. Serves the idiot right!


31 posted on 03/22/2013 8:39:30 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: manic4organic
Where's a man when ya need 'em?


32 posted on 03/22/2013 8:40:11 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Doogle

“...poison ivory..”

Hahah, must be a new strain of elephant!


33 posted on 03/22/2013 8:42:28 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: BCR #226

34 posted on 03/22/2013 8:43:30 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: libstripper

your right...next time I’ll ask the cobra if he doesn’t mind me using his likeness in a campaign against Comrade O...


35 posted on 03/22/2013 8:44:05 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: nuconvert
...or on a plane.


36 posted on 03/22/2013 8:49:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: nuconvert; Daffynition
"Good thing the snake wasn’t driving an SUV"

So far, we've only been able to get him to navigate.


37 posted on 03/22/2013 10:13:11 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi
Or play a rap artist.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 10:35:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
My daughter laughed at that pic. Here she is with a couple of her snakes...  photo IMG_2198_zps89ac57ca.jpg

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39 posted on 03/22/2013 10:44:57 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: SgtHooper

*smiles*...shuuussssshh before the full cup of coffee


40 posted on 03/22/2013 10:45:51 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BCR #226
She's beauty...all wrapped up in her luvins'.:)

Does she read them bedtime stories?


41 posted on 03/22/2013 11:02:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: BCW

Just remember, snakes in general and cobras in particular eat vermin. Obama, Moochelle, and Obamunists in general are sub vermin.


42 posted on 03/22/2013 11:07:25 AM PDT by libstripper
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