Thanks to my
mom for forwarding
this progressively
outrageous story.
Outrageous, yes,
but then, what
would you expect
from an axe-wielding

ps...she's a dear.

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outrageous story . . .

Green Garden Grass snakes can be dangerous, Yes, grass snakes, not

A couple in Sweetwater, Texas had a lot of potted plants, and 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 leg.  He
thought the snake had bitten him and he fainted.  His wife thought he had a
heart attack, so she called an ambulance.  The attendants rushed in 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 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 in 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, and the neighbor man, seeing her laying 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 to a point where it needed stitches.  An ambulance was
again called and it was determined that the injury required hospitalization.

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 he had been
bitten by the snake.  She went to the kitchen, brought back 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 two women tried to explain how it all happened
over a little green snake.  They called an ambulance, which took away the
neighbor and his sobbing wife.

Just then the little snake crawled out from under the couch.  One of the
policemen drew his gun and fired at it.  He missed the snake and hit the leg
of the end table that was on one side of the sofa.  The table fell over and
the lamp on it shattered and as the bulb broke, it started a fire in the

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 up and raced
out into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed into
the parked police car and set it on fire.  Meanwhile the burning drapes had
spread to the walls and the entire house was blazing.

Neighbors had called the fire department and the arriving fire-truck had
started raising his ladder as 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.

Time passed -----------------
Both men were discharged from the hospital, the house was re-built, the
police acquired a new car, and all was right with their world --

About a year 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.  She shot him.

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