6.11.2009

The Aurora Snakerealis

This email is going around about what happened to a lady in Aurora last night. I deleted the names. I was going to go out on the front porch to look at the weather and I opened the door to find that dang snake wrapped around the bottom of the door not visible as it is in the picture. It fell at my feet in my house. It crawled around my dining room until [my husband] could get it out, very scary. It looks to be about 5 feet long. He put it out in the grass then at about 10 or so last night. The dogs starting going crazy and I went to look and it was back on my door, crawling up it. [Redacted] and I were scared to death. [Husband] said to leave it alone that it was a good snake to eat bugs, rats etc. He wouldn't get it. He went to be and [redacted] and I called the Sheriff's department and they came and killed it. It was so crazy.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happened to the kinder gentler Sheriff's Office? Was Bambi just public relations?

Just wondering.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Any snake that wants in the house is a bad snake and should get the death penalty, especially when it had a chance to move along yet didn't it.

mzchief said...

If that had happened to me people, throughout the entire county, would STILL hear me screaming in terror. I really, really, really dislike snakes.

Anonymous said...

The Sherrif's Dept. killed it? Why? Did it pull a gun on a deputy or something?

Anonymous said...

Snake Farm? it just sounds nasty
Snake Farm? well it pretty much is
Snake Farm? it's a reptile house
Snake Farm? Uuuggghhhhh....

DF Ray Wylie Hubbard

Anonymous said...

I know that I am supposed to love all God's creatures, but to me, a snake, is a snake, is a snake. Good Riddance!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Mzchief. Me too. One got lodged in our dryer (crawled through the vent (we had lost the outside vent cover) - caused a horrific sound in the dryer - the repairman got the mangled mess out of the dryer and it did no damage to anything.

Then just last week our dogs found another one in the garage. Hubby chopped it up.

Scary. Those things scare me to death!

Andria said...

I just reflexively lifted my feet up off the floor.

18clues said...

[Insert any one of a thousand lawyer jokes here.]

Anonymous said...

i did not know that buzzards were afraid of snakes..hummmm..

Anonymous said...

They actually came out and killed it??!!! WTF? Please tell me it had a bag of coke on or about its person and tried to run from the deputy. Other than that scenario, shooting that snake was a waste of tax payer's money.

I'm with the husband in this here situation leave it alone. It was already outside! Good Grief!

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they try tasering it first to get it to cooperate? Maybe they would have made the news.

Anonymous said...

I don't like cats. In fact I have been bitten by a cat. No, it wasn't a poisonous cat, but I really don't like cats. If I ran around killing cats, I'd go to jail.

Stupid world we live in.

Leave the snakes alone. they're more honorable than most of your neighbors.

Anonymous said...

"Leave all the snakes alone!
Mmmmmmmmm...yeaaaaaaah..."

Triple Fake Barry White
Season four
Episode 9F18 04/29/1993
Whacking Day



This is the part where Jarhead shows up and says something like "Don't tread on me!"
You know you want to

wordkyle said...

Dye the hide orange and make a fashion statement with it.

Anonymous said...

That was funny, Wordkyle.

(I never thought I would say those words; I'm feeling like maybe my world has shifted.)

Seriously, WK, I have never noticed you being light hearted....and it's becoming on you.

Anonymous said...

202 it funny how you assume that the deputy shot the snake. with out knowing the facts you discredit the officers who are out there protecting you and your family

Anonymous said...

Rat Snake, should have left it alone. I've transplanted three from around my house so far this year (and one rattlesnake transplanted much further away than the rat snakes) much to my wife's dismay. Got to pay a pretty hefty fine for killing a snake one time. Go figure.

mzchief said...

To wordkyle...
*OTFLOLHysterically*
It is not fuzzy enough to be a fashion statement.

Xanthippas said...

It's a freakin' snake. Pick it up and put it in the woods or something.

Anonymous said...

Less than 5% of the world's snake population is venomous. Less than 1% of those ever have any contact with a human. And less than 1% of those contacts result in a bite. Your fear of snakes is so statistically irrational as to be nothing more than the paranoia of simpletons. A paranoia resulting in the unwarranted death of millions of innocent snakes.

mzchief said...
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Anonymous said...

Move to the city, y'all. The snakes here drive Mercedes and Hummers; you can avoid 'em pretty easy.

Anonymous said...

Morons.

Anonymous said...

6:17 has said it all. In the US, we have only 4 poison snakes. There are species like the rattlesnake that have several subspecies, but they all have a rattle. Copperheads are either broad band or narrow band, but both have a greenish tint at the end of the tail. Cottonmouths and other water snakes can be confusing. Hard call on that one. Coral snakes really stand out with those bright bands easily confused with the harmless milk snake. I have never seen a coral or milk snake in the wild. I did work with someone that found a coral in Pala Pinto County and picked it up with his hands. Took it to the snake farm on 20, and the snake man paid him 20 bucks or so. The snake died a few days later anyway. The rhyme "red and yellow hurt a fellow, red and black venom lack" is easy to tell the poison coral from the harmless milk. Even though poision snakes are dangerous, they are still beneficial in the control of rodents. Harmless snakes do a lot in the control of rodents and other vermin. Many a good snake has died from a little old lady with a hoe, or from the hysterically snake afraid. Those afraid of snakes were probably raised to be afraid of snakes. They need to be respected with caution, but not always killed. If the law killed this snake instead of relocating it, maybe they are not rated to the high standard I thought they were. Men that are deathly afraid of snakes probably have a short penis. Women that are deathly afraid of snakes probably fear a man with a short penis. The three pit vipers, cottonmouth, copperhead, and rattlesnake all have the "triangular head" with heat sensing pits locate on the nose. Coral snakes are not pit vipers and are related to cobras somewhere down the line. The pit vipers have hemotoxic venom making a breakdown of the blood vessel system. The coral has a neurotoxic venom that attacks the nervous system. Pit viper bite victims usually survive, but the fatality rate of coral bites is way higher, but not many get bit by corals because of their usually small size. Pit vipers bite with hollow fangs like a hpyo needle, while the coral has to chew a little to get the venom flowing. Big non poision snakes may bring blood from a bite with a danger of infection from sandpaper like teeth, but small non poision snakes usually cannot break the skin. A baby rattlesnake can bite with venom and will. People usually have more danger from the black widow and brown recluse spider than from snake bite. I have read that a black widow's venom is equal to a rattlesnake in potency. Widows just do not have the volume like the rattlesnake. And snakes like the gentle yellow speckled kingsnake will keep other snakes, including poison ones, out of your yard or pasture. The king will eat other snakes.

"Jim, you had better go after that big rattlesnake in the high weeds. I will stay here in the jeep and watch, and narrate the adventure."

Single Fake Marlin Perkins
Mutual of Omaha
Wild Kingdom

Anonymous said...

6:17--July 4, 2004 Decatur, TX I was bitten by a rattlesnake while I was exiting my vehicle at my own home in my own driveway. Go figure. It happens, especially in rural areas. I don't especially recommend it-fun it aint! On a pain scale (with 1 being low and 10 being high) NOW(untill the snake bite childbirth was the most pain I'd had)
childbirth(natural) 4;
snakebite +10.

Anonymous said...

BuBear? If I send you an email about the frogs in my backyard will you post it?

Anonymous said...

Mz, with all that bad snake activity, you need to sell out and move your animals to the mountains in Red River, NM or some state in the mountains high that there are no snakes. You must be a snake attracter. You can kill all you see, but there are lots more you don't. So, if you are having trouble with snakes killing your animals, you need to move somewhere that there are no snakes. I have never heard of anyone else in the area having as many animal snake deaths as you. The occasional dog or cat, but you seem to have too many. I read Ireland has no snakes at all.

Anonymous said...

We live in Texas. Poison snakes also live in Texas. Watch your step. Check out snake bite versus car wreck for injury/death/pain/suffering stats. More people are killed by lightning than snake bite. Probably more animals are killed by lightning than snake bite. However, have not heard of a snake starting a fire or a tank battery exploding like the ones from a lightning strike. But why be reasonable.....................................

Anonymous said...

Hey 7:44 you obviously spend more time watching national geographic than stomping around the countryside. we have a snake right here in Wise County called a velvet-tail rattlesnake. It is a member of the rattlesnake and just as poisonous. But lacks the tell-tale rattlers.

Anonymous said...

to all the people who put rude comments up here. Grow up! Get a Life! FREAKS!!!

mzchief said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey yourself 7:44! You are full of snake sheit. Why do you think it is called a "rattlesnake" for? DUH?? You must not spend anytime stomping around the country side and just mouse around in your recliner eating cheetos. Afraid of small, yellow, pen...well...
Your comment is just plumb dumbassed. And if the link don't satisfy you, there is a book of "Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas" with pictures even you can understand from Texas A&M press you can reference.

http://www.agfc.com/wildlife-conservation/reptiles/snakes/timber-rattlesnake.aspx

Anonymous said...

Mz. it was bad about your horse, and dogs and cats get bitten frequently by poison snakes because try to play, or aggrevate, or try to kill them. Many recover and do not die. Animals are tough like that. It would seem an animal as big as a horse should have been able to overcome it, but it depends on where the bite was. Close to a main artery or the heart usually is fatal. But snakes will not be a worry in the mountains. Hope it all works out for ya'll. And your animals.
At lease even in Colorado, Wise on the Web is close. The best to you.

eight-twenty-one

Anonymous said...

This is 7:44/9:50 I meant the 9:50 comment to go to the snake expert 8:28, not to myself. 8:28, want to make a wager? BG can hold the money.

Anonymous said...

The Rat snake is a Texas rodent eater. However, if rodent prey is not readily available, they can climb quite high to reach a birds nest. In fact, there are documented cases of Texas Rat Snakes in trees as much as 40 feet above the ground.
I imagine he was climbing up to the eave of the house to prey on a birds nest of eggs and or baby birds themselves! Maybe he was returning to your attic in search of a morsel of mice and rat! Normally, Texas Rat Snakes lay their eggs between June and July. These are deposited in a protected area like a manure pile, a stump, a hollow tree, under a rock or sawdust heap, even your attic!

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling MZ is what one would refer to as a pathological liar. Me, I think she's just a regular one.

Anonymous said...

8:28 a velvet-tail rattlesnake is a member of the rattlesnake family, but lacks the tell-tale rattlers?? every one that i've seen had rattles. if not, i don't think it would be called a "rattlesnake".

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:09/8:21...
Thank you.

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To anonymous 11:41...
Cite a single instance where you have evidence that anything I have stated is not the truth. Cite a single instance over the past 3 years where I have been inconsistent in anything I have stated. You calling someone a liar without EVIDENCE is a reflection on YOU not the person you are attempting to persecute.

Calling me a liar without evidence says far more about you than ANYTHING you can say about me.

Anonymous said...

Blasphemy! Fear of snakes is Biblical you heathens!





Triple Fake Oral Roberts

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they do the same for mother-in-laws who are hanging around your back porch.

Anonymous said...

I say what's the good of having a husband if he won't kill snakes? Pretty useless.

Anonymous said...

mz@ 9:49
In regard to your first paragraph - the only pertinent information to the conversation was that you sold the farm you referred to earlier.

It is weird that you had to tell us about the other house you own & the other house you are looking to buy. It's just odd.

It appears very important to you that all of us anonymous bloggers know that you own a bunch of stuff.

OK - you own the world mz - We don't care. We don't know you. You don't know us. Quit trying to impress. It's not working.

In fact, it makes you look a bit silly.

mzchief said...
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Anonymous said...

Never so many That show how little they know 8:28 if you cme to my house we can probably finnd one of those velvet tails and you can count the rattles it doesn't have they are actually better neighbors than most people. The snake in the picture is a Texas Rat snake they follow the scent trails left by their food sources. If you don't have rats and mice you won't have snakes if you don't have snkes you most likly will have lots of rats and mice and the disease and distruction that go with them. Your Choice.

Anonymous said...

Prefer rats and mice to snakes, thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Uh oh...Sombody fired up the House frow.Slowly back away from the Keyboard, put your sweats back on, turn on Regis and Kelly, pick up the Bon Bon's and QUIT typing in Bold..we can hear you...We are not doubting that you own more property than God or have had more excitment than Indiana Jones..its okay...your above us we get it

Anonymous said...

buzzards are liars too..!!!

Anonymous said...

please move somewhere that has no internet, i hate you very much. love mom

Anonymous said...

mzC

Pot, I'd like to offer you, Kettle, some advice -

"Most well adjusted intelligent people learned in grade school, if you do not like someone LEAVE THEM ALONE."

Anonymous said...

Red touch Yellow kill a fellow, red touch black friend of Jack.

Anonymous said...

Had a snake in my chicken's nesting box last evening. Made a quick loop catcher out of a piece of pipe and a piece of wire. Pulled the snake out of the box by its' head. It had just swallowed one egg. Five foot dead snake. I get to keep my man card.