Setting Snake On Fire, Texas Woman Burns Down House, Damage Next Door Home Too

7:21 PM, Mar 23, 2013   |    comments
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Texarkana, TX-- Authorities say a northeast Texas woman recently learned a hard lesson: Don't try to kill a snake by setting it on fire.

It's a scene you would expect to see in a movie. A woman setting a snake on fire to get rid of it and ends up burning down a house.

The woman was cleaning the yard outside a home near Texarkana Wednesday night when she spotted a snake. Bowie County Sheriff's Capt. David Grable says she poured gasoline on the snake to try to kill it. Her son then dropped a lit match on the snake.

The engulfed snake slithered into some brush nearby the home. Grable says the brush ignited and started a fire that destroyed the home and damaged one next door.

Both homes were vacant, and no one was injured.

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