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Woman sets fire to snake, which sets fire to home

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:18 a.m. HST, Mar 24, 2013

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.

The engulfed snake slithered into some brush nearby the home. Grable says the brush ignited and started a fire that destroyed the home and damaged one next door.

Both homes were vacant, and no one was injured.

Grable says most snakes are harmless if left alone.

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olos73 wrote:
on March 23,2013 | 08:02AM
serious wrote:
Must be a D who votes for a living!!
on March 23,2013 | 08:35AM
soundofreason wrote:
Exactly. One of "those" who never thinks AHEAD. Just deals with what's in front of them today without regard to possible consequences.
on March 23,2013 | 08:59AM
808comp wrote:
Now she going have to pay for the house next door.
on March 23,2013 | 08:41AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Setting a living creature on fire while it isn't doing ANYTHING to you = SOMETHING WILL happen to you.
on March 23,2013 | 09:18AM
808comp wrote:
Agree with you 100%. Speaking from experience.
on March 23,2013 | 11:38AM
bumbye wrote:
That's like the karma story about the guy who threw a mouse into a fire. Same result.
on March 23,2013 | 09:29AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Sounds like might be relatives of ALL-LIE
on March 23,2013 | 10:00AM
nitpikker wrote:
baboozes are ALL OVER the place!!
on March 23,2013 | 11:42AM
sailfish1 wrote:
Did the snake survive? Who cares about the stupid woman and her son .
on March 23,2013 | 09:31PM
bluespop wrote:
Totally agree with sailfish. Bad mana, karma strikes back.
on March 24,2013 | 08:43AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
on March 24,2013 | 01:52AM
palani wrote:
Year of the snake!
on March 24,2013 | 05:08AM
tiwtsfm wrote:
Darwin Award!
on March 24,2013 | 05:53AM
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