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Texas woman's home burned down by snake she set on fire
foxnews.com ^ | 3/23/13 | AP

Posted on 03/23/2013 12:52:26 PM PDT by ColdOne

TEXARKANA, Texas – Authorities say a northeast Texas woman recently learned a hard lesson: Don't try to kill a snake by setting it on fire.

The woman was cleaning the yard outside a home near Texarkana Wednesday night when she spotted a snake. Bowie County Sheriff's Capt. David Grable says she poured gasoline on the snake to try to kill it. Her son then dropped a lit match on the snake.

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1 posted on 03/23/2013 12:52:26 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
LOL, and her insurance company will prolly tell her to go pound sand...
2 posted on 03/23/2013 12:54:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne


They live among us!




Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 03/23/2013 1:03:11 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Hold muh beer and PING this...


4 posted on 03/23/2013 1:09:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ColdOne

So how’s the snake doing...?


5 posted on 03/23/2013 1:10:29 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: ColdOne

Here’s your sign...


6 posted on 03/23/2013 1:23:23 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Chode

Read the short-story “There are no snakes in Ireland” by Fredrick Forsythe.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 1:29:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Flycatcher

LOL!


8 posted on 03/23/2013 1:34:10 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Perdogg
read a LOT of Forsythe, will have to look for it
9 posted on 03/23/2013 1:36:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Perdogg
just ordered it...
10 posted on 03/23/2013 1:41:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne

11 posted on 03/23/2013 1:44:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ColdOne

Video at WAFB TV link

12 posted on 03/23/2013 1:45:24 PM PDT by deport
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To: ColdOne
The woman was cleaning the yard outside a home near Texarkana Wednesday night

Cleaning her yard at night? Using a vacuum right?

She spotted a snake. She poured gasoline on the snake to try to kill it.

Was this is Texas or Haiti?

13 posted on 03/23/2013 1:47:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ColdOne

Good. I’m glad. If you are cruel enough to set an animal on fire you deserve to lose your house.


14 posted on 03/23/2013 1:48:32 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: dragnet2
Was this is Texas or Haiti? hehehe
15 posted on 03/23/2013 1:49:46 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: pabianice

You read my mind. That’s truly sick.


16 posted on 03/23/2013 1:49:57 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: ColdOne
Genesis 3:15 (NIV)

And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.”

Or burn down his house. Whichever.

17 posted on 03/23/2013 1:52:35 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: ColdOne; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Snakes are sneaky! That’ll learn ‘er to ef with ‘em!


18 posted on 03/23/2013 1:52:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

LOL


19 posted on 03/23/2013 2:09:17 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ColdOne

I want to see how she files that with her insurance company.


20 posted on 03/23/2013 2:10:00 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ColdOne
"Grable says most snakes are harmless if left alone unless set on fire.".
21 posted on 03/23/2013 2:14:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: ColdOne

What, no gun, shovel or axe nearby? I despise cruelty, and setting fire to any creature is just that. Serves her right!


22 posted on 03/23/2013 2:26:46 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: pabianice

“Good. I’m glad. If you are cruel enough to set an animal on fire you deserve to lose your house.”

That’s a little strong. However, I have to say there is something seriously wrong with someone who sets an animal on fire, even if they consider it vermin. The way we usually do it (for a dangerous snake, like a rattler taking up residence near the house) is decapitating it with a shovel. I happen to like snakes, personally - I HATE tropical bugs like mosquitos and palmettos and anything that might eat them is fine with me.

We have these giant mosquitos this year that take a huge bite out of you, I’m hoping the snakes develop a good taste for them.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 2:31:33 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: ColdOne

There was no reason to attack the snake unless it was of a venomous species, in my opinion. However, from long experience I have concluded that few human females agree with me on this point; and now we’ve seen one costly consequence of mindless snakophobia.


24 posted on 03/23/2013 4:32:13 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Elsiejay

I guess the question remains was the snake of a venomous species?


25 posted on 03/23/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT by deport
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To: Elsiejay

I would be on of the few. I have no issues with snakes, unless they are venomous.


26 posted on 03/23/2013 4:42:30 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: pabianice

When I was at Twenty-Nine Palms in ‘84 another Marine found a sidewinder and decided to douse it with gasoline and set it on fire. He ended up setting himself on fire and had to be medevaced by chopped.


27 posted on 03/23/2013 5:00:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: I still care
I HATE tropical bugs like mosquitos and palmettos and anything that might eat them is fine with me.

My wife has never understood why I like spiders. I never step on them and in fact hope they go eat whatever bugs they can trap.

28 posted on 03/23/2013 5:03:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ColdOne

http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=1628&ft=mp3


29 posted on 03/23/2013 5:09:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: pabianice

I’m with you. I hate snakes, but I would never even consider doing that to one. Sick woman got exactly what she deserved. Actually, she got off easy.


30 posted on 03/23/2013 5:49:57 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: deport
"I guess the question remains was the snake of a venomous species?"

Probably doesn't matter.

HAVE HOUSE? WILL BURN.


31 posted on 03/23/2013 5:50:30 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Lancey Howard

Year of snake 1984,2013—Chilseong Saenam Gutaa

Man who set fire have 12 minutes to cover trail.

Innocent grass may conceal snake.

Charlie Chan


32 posted on 03/23/2013 8:06:14 PM PDT by Scram1
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To: ColdOne

What do a squirrel and a cigarette have in common?
-They are both perfectly harmless until you stick them in your mouth and light them on fire.


33 posted on 03/23/2013 8:31:31 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: Elsiejay
few human females agree with me on this point

Do the Martian females agree with you? ;-)

34 posted on 03/23/2013 9:40:08 PM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Stupid (and sadistic) should hurt.


35 posted on 03/23/2013 9:41:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Kill it with Fire photo kill-it-with-fire-motivator.jpg
36 posted on 03/23/2013 9:48:23 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: Elsiejay; Tax-chick
Yup...snakes freak me out.

;]

37 posted on 03/23/2013 10:21:11 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is horrible but if some band doesn’t take up the name “The Flaming Snakes”, I’m gonna be really disappointed.


38 posted on 03/23/2013 10:22:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: crusadersoldier

LOLOL


39 posted on 03/23/2013 10:22:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

It’s a moral imperative.


40 posted on 03/23/2013 10:23:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Indeed.

[damn! wish I could play something!]

;D


41 posted on 03/23/2013 10:25:04 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

Never too late to start. Seriesly.


42 posted on 03/23/2013 10:36:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have tried.

The guitar strings kill my fingertips.

:[


43 posted on 03/23/2013 10:38:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

Soak your fingers in vinegar before practice. Soak your fingers in pure aloe extract after practice.


44 posted on 03/23/2013 10:40:01 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Salamander

Mine did too. They toughened up.

There’s also bass, drums, and keyboards.


45 posted on 03/23/2013 10:43:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Really?

[coating them with Super Glue works too]

;D


46 posted on 03/23/2013 11:03:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Every time I hit a flea market or someplace I see a piano or keyboard, I play a bit of Aqualung.

That goes over really well in uppity antique shops.


47 posted on 03/23/2013 11:05:06 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8IrCRO9piw


48 posted on 03/23/2013 11:10:44 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Salamander

Try “Whipping Post”.


49 posted on 03/23/2013 11:13:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I only know Aqualung and Dueling Banjos by heart.

;D


50 posted on 03/23/2013 11:15:08 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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