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Old 11-08-2007, 09:23 PM
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Leave the plants outside

Garden Grass Snakes (also known as Garter Snakes... Thamnophis sirtalis)
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 and 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 a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him
to lie still and called an ambulance . The attendants rushed in,
wouldn't listen to his protests and 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 neighbour man. He 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 neighbour man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR
to revive her. The neighbour'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

The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbour
lying on the floor with his wife bending over him, so she assumed he had
been bitten by the snake. 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. 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 green snake.

The police called an ambulance, which took away the neighbour and his
sobbing wife.

The little snake again crawled out from under the sofa. 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 and 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, the burning drapes, were seen by the neighbours who called
the fire department. The firemen had started raising the firetruck
ladder when they were halfway down the street. The rising ladder tore
out the overhead wires and put out the electricity 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 husband asked his wife if she thought they should bring in their
plants for the night.

That's when she shot him.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:41 PM
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Whoa! I hope that is not a real account. It sounds like something out of a Laurel and Hardy movie. LOL!

Originally Posted by yank51 View Post
Leave the plants outside

Garden Grass Snakes (also known as Garter Snakes... Thamnophis sirtalis)
can be dangerous... Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:16 PM
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It was Weazilla and myself.

I am recovering nicely from the gunshot wound, I'll have you know...
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:16 PM
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:37 PM
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Thank you yank51. I will never again have to bring in the plants!
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:43 AM
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