Friday, March 22, 2013
Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets house on fire
Lesson: Don't set snakes on fire.
So you’re outside, doing a little yardwork, when you spot a snake. What do you do? Apparently, a Northeast Texas woman decided the answer to that question was to set the snake on fire. You will not be surprised to learn that this doesn’t turn out well.
Bowie County Sheriff’s Capt. David Grable told the Associated Press that she poured gasoline on the snake to try to kill it. Her son then dropped a lighted match on the snake. The burning snake, which was of course trying to get away, slithered into some brush near the home. The brush ignited, and so did the house.
The house was destroyed, according to the AP, and a house next door was damaged. The good news — well, for everyone but the snake — is that both houses were vacant.