Re: Poisonous Snake Hiding In Toilet Bites Woman
Okay, I've gotta bring this oh-so-pleasant thread back to the top to tell a quick (new) snake story and ask a question.
I was sitting on the front steps talking on the phone yesterday when a snake poked its head out of the ground right beside the sidewalk. I got off the phone and yelled for my wife to bring me a shovel, and as I turned to take the shovel, he disappeared. Since he was nowhere to be seen, I assumed he had gone back into the ground. I tood the shovel and dug a 3' by 1' area about 12" - 14" deep, but no snake. After chopping around in the sod and dirt for a few minutes, I gave up and went inside. A few minutes later I went to the front door, and he was sticking his head out of the ground again, in that same area I had dug up! I quickly raced out to the site and chopped him in half with the spade.
It turned out to be a harmless brown snake, but it still gave me the willies.
Now, my questions: How do those things get down into the ground? The ground was hard, so how do they do it? And where was the thing while I was digging in his area?
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