Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Burning snake sets house on fire


Posted on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 | Comment icon 36 comments | News tip by: QuiteContrary


Image credit: LA Dawson

 
A woman who tried to kill a snake by setting it on fire inadvertently managed to burn her own house down.

The unnamed woman from Texas had been cleaning her windows when she encountered the troublesome reptile. In an effort to get rid of it she took some petrol and doused the snake before asking her son to come and set it on fire. The tables turned however when the serpent slithered in to some nearby bushes, setting them alight as well. The blaze promptly spread, engulfing both her and her neighbor's houses in flames.

"We were trying to kill a snake with fire," she said over the phone to the emergency operator. The fire department was promptly dispatched but despite their best efforts the house was almost completely obliterated by the blaze.

The fate of the snake is currently unknown.

"A woman and her son in Texarkana, Texas set fire to a snake, which set fire to some brush, which set fire to their house, and the one next door."

  View: Full article |  Source: NY Daily News

  Discuss: View comments (36)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #27 Posted by evancj on 26 March, 2013, 21:35
What a cruel way to kill way to kill a living creature. She deserves what she got...to bad she didn't burn with the house.
Comment icon #28 Posted by trancelikestate on 26 March, 2013, 22:04
Good. Funny how karma works sometimes.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Darkwind on 26 March, 2013, 23:30
Where I live in Texas, we see LOTS of copperheads, coral snakes, and water mocassins. (Shudder) I was actually bit by a copperhead when I was little. I was lucky. I was able to yank my hand back before it injected too much venom in me. I guess I just have a phobia of snakes. Now, chicken and grass snakes, I leave alone. But, those poisonous snakes.... I live in Florida and we got all kinds of snakes. I don't kill any of the native ones poisonous or not, they are a necessary part of the environment. Setting any living thing on fire is cruel.
Comment icon #30 Posted by EtherialNight on 27 March, 2013, 0:23
Ah.. Darwinism with a dash of karma at work..
Comment icon #31 Posted by Silver Surfer on 27 March, 2013, 1:01
Poor snake... its a pity it didn't turn out to be a darwinian award for her...
Comment icon #32 Posted by Odds on 29 March, 2013, 22:19
Too bad for the neighbour, but sucked in to her. She got what she deserved.
Comment icon #33 Posted by justcalmebubba on 29 March, 2013, 22:56
lmao can we say NO COW BELL here's your sign
Comment icon #34 Posted by Mantis914 on 1 April, 2013, 19:34
This is totally ridiculous! I've thrown baby rattlers out of my yard (and believe me, they are mean even as babies!) but never did the thought of setting them on fire come across my mind. It's no wonder that the snake gets associated sometimes with the devil, if you've ever heard an angered snake, you'll think twice about messing with them. In all honesty, I thought this was an urban legend when I first read this. I know there is one where a couple of hunters tied dynamite to a dog/rabbit (however the story goes) to watch it run away and blow up, however, the animal runs under the hunters new ... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 8 May, 2013, 21:04
that was not a smart mover on her part why not get something long and big to scare it away?i wonder if the snakes escaped though? lol
Comment icon #36 Posted by -M7 on 2 September, 2013, 0:38
YOU FAIL!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5853766
251405
165800

 
King Tut's tomb to undergo third set of scans
2-27-2017
A new team is set to attempt a last-ditch effort to find evidence of a secret chamber in the tomb.
Fossil of ancient giant penguin unearthed
2-27-2017
This newly described species of penguin is thought to have walked the Earth over 60 million years ago.
Half of all species could disappear by 2100
2-27-2017
Biologists have warned that up to a half of all species could be wiped out by the end of the century.
Hot springs holds 'hair freezing' competition
2-26-2017
Every year, visitors to the Takhini Hot Springs in Yukon are challenged to freeze their hair and brows.
Other news in this category
Hot springs holds 'hair freezing' competition
Posted 2-26-2017 | 6 comments
Every year, visitors to the Takhini Hot Springs in Yukon are challenged to freeze their hair and brows....
 
Boy receives 'biggest ever' antivenom dose
Posted 2-24-2017 | 5 comments
Matthew Mitchell was rushed to hospital after being bitten by a deadly funnel-web spider in Australia....
 
Armless woman lights candles using her feet
Posted 2-23-2017 | 7 comments
Adriana Irene Macias Hernandez has earned a new world record by lighting 11 candles in 60 seconds....
 
Fed up single woman decides to marry herself
Posted 2-19-2017 | 29 comments
Singleton Lynne Gollogly made the decision following years of failed attempts to find 'Mr Right'....
 
Couple share their home with a 2500lb buffalo
Posted 2-15-2017 | 19 comments
Texas couple Ronnie and Sherron Bridges have a rather unusual pet - a huge buffalo named Wild Thing....
 
Man hammers 38 nails using only his head
Posted 2-13-2017 | 19 comments
John 'Hammer Head' Ferraro achieved the ridiculous feat to earn himself a new Guinness World Record....
 
T. rex fails to shovel snow in Massachusetts
Posted 2-11-2017 | 11 comments
YouTuber Leslie Haasch decided to try clearing up the snow in her garden while dressed as a dinosaur....
 
Gorilla-shaped Cheeto has sold for $99,900
Posted 2-7-2017 | 24 comments
A Cheeto shaped like Harambe - the primate shot at Cincinnati Zoo - has sold in an online auction....
 
Woman gets a snake stuck inside her earlobe
Posted 2-2-2017 | 22 comments
Ashley Glawe ended up in the emergency room after her pet snake got stuck in a rather peculiar place....
 
Olympian runs a mile every day for 52 years
Posted 1-31-2017 | 7 comments
Former Olympic runner Ron Hill has taken some time off after his incredible 52-year running streak....
 
Clairvoyant purchases 'psychic cat' in Russia
Posted 1-29-2017 | 14 comments
Owner Dmitry R ended up selling the metaphysical feline after it's 'abilities' drove him up the wall....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ