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    Should you bring outdoor plants into the house?

    I found this in another forum.
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    Garden Grass Snakes also known as Garter Snakes (Thamnophissirtalis)
    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 naked into the living room
    to see what the problem was. She told him there was a snake under the

    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 a
    ND 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

    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 neighbor 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, she dangled her hand in between the cushions,
    where she felt the snake wriggling around. She screamed and fainted
    and the snake rushed back under the sofa.

    The neighbor man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR
    to revive her.

    The neighbor'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 so that he needed

    The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbor
    lying on the floor with his wife bending over him, so she assumed that
    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

    The police called an ambulance , which took away the neighbor 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 startled family dog who, jumped out
    and raced into the street where an oncoming car swerved to avoid the dog
    and smashed into the parked police car.

    Meanwhile, the burning drapes were seen by the neighbors who called
    the fire department.

    The firemen had started raising the fire truck 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 and both men were discharged from the hospital, the house
    was repaired, the dog came home, the police were issued a
    new car, and all was right with their world.

    Several days later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced
    a cold snap for that night. The wife asked her husband if he thought
    they should bring in their plants for the night.

    That's when he shot her.
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    Well they may not hurt you but I guess they can make you hurt yourself. By the way don't know if they still do but Sweetwater used to have a big rattlesnake round up every year. A lot of them in that area evedintently.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    I'll have to bring this up to my wife she does the samething with our plant's, it's usually tree frogs.:icon_eek:
    "Victory at all cost Victory in spite of all terror. Victory no matter how long and how hard the road may be; for without Victory there is no survival."
    (Winston Churchill)

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    I'd like to see a live action version of that.
    Silent Running, by Mike and the Mechanics

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    See there are a lot of things other than guns that can hurt people.

    Thanks for the post. I had a good laugh.
    Last edited by DrDavidM; 05-05-2008 at 05:04 PM.

    The only person available to protect you 24 hours a day is you.

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    I use the line if it can't take the winter here to bad. we get scorpins and lizzards and crickets. Fun let them live out side or go away.

  8. #7
    well now wouldn't that just suck...
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

  9. #8
    A clever comedy of errors--I enjoyed it, thanks.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

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