Skip to comments.Snake possibly burns down home
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at wafb.com ...
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.
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. :-(
“While cleaning up, she saw snake, threw gasoline on the snake, lit the snake on fire”
Right out of the Boy Scout manual.
...the snake received first and second degree burns, has a small case of poison ivory, and plans to sue....
It’s not exactly poetic justice, since there’s no detectable rhyme, but it’s something close.
If it was a black snake, hate crime charges will be filed.
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.”
depends on the snake.. are we talking about a reptile, or a democrat politician?
WTH? A .22, .410, shovel, or machete would have been quicker and less destructive.
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 !
Well, if they can indict Punxsutawney Phil .....
No doubt written by a Columbia J school grad. :)
LOL....love the forked tongue!
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.
Here in the south, I have killed quite a few with a garden hoe.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.