Woman Tries to Kill Snake With Fire But Burns Her House Down Instead (VIDEO)

fireA snake set a house on fire in Texas yesterday. It wasn't his fault, though. He was kind of provoked. I mean, how would you react if you were just slithering along in the bush, minding your own business, when a woman came out of her house, doused you in gasoline, then lit you on fire?

Here's what happened. A woman in Northeast Texas was doing some yard work when, yikes, she spotted a snake. Instead of ignoring the reptile, she thought she'd kill the so-assumed pest like it was a witch in Salem. She threw gasoline on it, then a match, and boom: snake fire.

Then boom: brush fire. Then kaboom: house fire.

The snake caught the brush pile on fire which caught the house on fire which led to the local fire chief's warning all of us about the dangers of lighting animals on fire. Spoiler alert: it's unrecommended.

It's not immediately clear if any charges will be filed, but I should hope this woman (and anyone else out there who likes to take care of their unwanted animal problems this way) has learned their lesson about pest control, flames, and consequences.

I feel sorry for her, though, I really do. I'm sure it was an accident and now her house is gone. Just ... ugh.


What do you think?


Photo via KHOU

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nonmember avatar Kristin

In all fairness, I would probably do the same thing. That, or scream at the snake while throwing things at it. If you can't tell, I really don't like snakes.

nonmember avatar Sarah

Since when is it OK to kill an animal by burning it to death? How is that your first idea?

Nelli... NellieAthome

I do not feel sorry for her, I feel sorry for the snake. The woman got what she deserved. Even if the snake was poisonous to kill it in such a cruel and inhumane manner is inexcusable - she should be facing criminal charges.

Stupid people, stupid consequences.....

worms... wormspoop

@Sarah and Nellie- I completely agree with you two.

Sierr... SierraLynn

Wow, that's awful. Lady got what she deserves.

Mrscj... Mrscjones

In the word of red forman DUMBASS

Megan Johnson

Karma is a bitch.  I feel so bad for the snake. I don't feel bad for the human.

WCURi... WCURiverRat

And the Darwin Award goes to.....

lalab... lalaboosh

What a stupid, horrible person! She lost her house, but that snake was tortured and killed. Snake lost it's life in a horrific way just for being a snake in a bush.

LadyM... LadyMinni

The only thing my father (who has a Bronze Star, Medal of Honor, and numerous citations for bravery and valor) has ever been afraid of is snakes. In his mind this would be a reasonable reaction and an unfortunate, but worth it, consequence.

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