Skip to comments.Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets her house on fire
Posted on 03/24/2013 9:47:57 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets her house on fire
The woman was frightened by a snake outside her house, so she doused it with gas and had her son set it on fire. That plan didnt work out so well.
A Texas woman burned her own house down during a heated battle with a snake.
The serpent frightened the lady while cleaning outside her home Wednesday night. She doused the limbless reptile in gasoline and called over her son to set it ablaze.
The plan backfired.
Her son tossed a lit match at the creeping reptile but it slithered into a nearby brush pile, bringing the flames with it. The brush pile, too, caught fire and soon spread to the family's home on Will Smith Rd. in Texarkana, Capt. David Grable of the Bowie County Sheriff's Department confirmed to the Daily News.
"We were trying to kill a snake with fire," the woman said during a 911 call. "It done caught the house."
"Caught the house?" asked the dispatcher.
"Yes, the house is on fire. Could you hurry up please?"
The Liberty Eylau Fire Department arrived at the scene to find the family's home completed destroyed and a neighbors' home significantly damaged.
"There were two homes close together. One of them is a total loss," said Jeff Neal, chief deputy at the sheriff's office.
Fire chief David Wesslehoft told CBS 12 News that burning animals have been known to ignite larger fires.
"With rabbits and big field mice, once they start burning the grass they get out of their hole," said Wesslehoft. "They have been known to catch on fire and take off."
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Funny thing is, I do not find this story amusing.
Even a snake does not deserve this.
How long before this calls gets posted to YouTube?
The sad thing is that it probably was a chicken snake, because it slithered into a nearby brush pile. A rattlesnake would have been coiled, ready to attack. A cottonmouth would have attacked! I am talking from years of experience. That lady was scared by a harmless snake!
When we were newlyweds, we rented a small house in a Walnut Orchard in Walnut Creek, CA. It’s very hot there, and you don’t need heat too often. The weather unexpectedly turned cold in the middle of spring, and I switched on the floor furnace. A horrid smell permeated the house. I could barely stand to be there, and I couldn’t get rid of it.
I called the landlord over (he lived in another house on the property) to check it out. A huge rattlesnake had crawled into the floor furnace (this house had no basement — just a crawl space) and had burned up in the floor furnace when I turned it on. I could hardly wait to move!
This lady will likely spend some time in jail for cruelty to animals.
Oh that is funny!
When My Uncle was a kid, a snake bit him at the local swimming hole, he caught it and bit it back!
Rattlers are pretty docile, They tell you where they are.
Leave them alone and they go eat mice.
Wonder how she will deal with the insurance company over this?
They may just sing her a song, “you fought the snake and the snake won”.
Gasoline is dangerous!
This would never happen in an Alternative energy world!
Not when you have children playing in the yard! But a shot with my 410 takes care of the problem without any danger to the house, LOL!
410s are great, and I taught the kid to use them, but I taught him to leave snakes alone too.
You cant have a snake infestation, but Rattlers are pretty benign
lol, you know it will.