Garden Snakes can be Dangerous


Garden Snakes can be Dangerous

 I didn’t think twice about this little fellow on my baby boxwood until I got this letter and now I know without a doubt that garden snakes can be dangerous…

Snakes also known as Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) found in North America can be dangerous. Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes. Here’s why.

A middle aged couple living in a small cottage had a lot of potted plants, 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 small green garden grass snake was hidden in one of the plants. 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 except for a towel 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 behind. He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and fell over on the floor.

His wife thought he had a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him to lie still and called an Ambulance.

The attendants rushed in, would not listen to his protests, 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 was kept in the Hospital.

The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house, so she called on a neighbour who 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 while 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.

The neighbour man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to revive her and was giving her mouth to mouth.

The neighbour’s wife, who had just returned home from shopping at the grocery store, saw what appeared to be her husband kissing her neighbour and in anger 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.

The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbour lying on the floor with his wife bending over him, so she assumed that the snake had bitten him. She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring it down the man’s throat trying to revive him.

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 women tried to explain how it all happened over a little garden snake!

The Police called an Ambulance, which took away the neighbour and his sobbing wife.

Now, the little snake again crawled out from under the sofa and one of the policemen drew his gun and fired at it.

He missed the snake and hit the leg of the end table. The table fell over, the lamp on it shattered and as the bulb broke, it started a fire in the drapes.

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 out and raced into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed into the parked Police car.

Meanwhile, neighbours saw the burning drapes and called in the Fire Department.

The Firemen had started raising the fire ladder when they were halfway down the street. The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires, put out the power, and disconnected the telephones in a ten-square city block area (but they did get the house fire out).

Time passed! Both men were discharged from the Hospital, the house was repaired, the dog came home, the Police acquired a new car and all was right with their world.

A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold snap for that night. The wife asked her husband if he thought they should bring in their plants for the night.                    

 The last anyone has seen him was when ….. he was heading out west with the dog….
 Only Joking but he did assure her if there was another little green critter or what ever colour  it would have to be her pet… so to get use to it and make it feel at home.


What a mess we get in when we Trust in our own fleshy understanding, logic and  reasoning and depend on our own wordly limited resources instead of Trusting in God.

The snake doesn’t have to do a thing just recline and enjoy the show.  

God does not want us to be afflicted or suffer or does He willingly allow it or cause it to happen for what ever reason. 

Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

We give thanks for the mess,  because God is the only one who can sort it  out and work it all for good  and so the mess can increase our Faith because we see God’s Loving hand in it… and so without a doubt we can give thanks in all things.

 Posted for  Lady Dei,  thank you for  your message, that encouraged mine.


About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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18 Responses to Garden Snakes can be Dangerous

  1. ansuyo says:

    “The snake doesn’t have to do a thing just recline and enjoy the show. “. So true. We always want to blame the devil, when the problem is our own.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Very True Angie but he does sometimes set the stage but then we don’t have to accept his lies and God tells us he won’t get very far unless we believe him and let him.

      Christian Love Anne.


  2. I have fallen in love with your articles. Its so nice and creative.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hello Sharon thank you for visiting and for your kind words of encouragement, they gave me much Joy.

      I called by your Blog last night but needed to sleep, I did notice a Post that interested me so will call again soon.

      Christian Love from both of us – Anne


  3. It’s like reading the funnier version of the scary movie Final Destination where a series of scary events happens like a domino effect only with this post the snake was all innocent . I agree, it is us most of the time that cause harm by the choices and actions we make. One thing good though, God is there to help us and mend the pieces. Ain’t that great? A blessed day to you and Ron.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi dear island traveler, so very True, as they say rubbish in rubbish out, we need to keep our focus on what is good not of the evil that pollutes peoples minds in this world, God needs to be our focus always and His guidlines.

      You may not know dear Blogging friend but I once was evolved in the Occult, a very dangerous thing but at first it did not seem so, it was just fun but one thing lead to another and my mind became polluted and so it ended in a nightmare that I could not wake up from, till I repented and put it our of my life with the empowering of The Holy Spirit. I will soon write a Post about this very addictive evil in the world and other Traps that allure us promising reward.

      Take Care – Christian Love from us both – Anne.


  4. LubbyGirl says:

    Well, I found myself hurrying through the parts with pictures of (ewww) ssssssssnakesssss in them. I actually get the heebie-jeebies, I’m that afraid of snakes. But I enjoyed reading this. Reminded me of a puppet show my late husband and I did once, called “That’s Good That’s Bad.” Kids laughed really hard, but they got a good lesson about circumstances and what some call good isn’t always good, and the other way ’round.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Yes LubbyGirl I agree snakes are Yuk and spiders and mosquitos and of course flies but they are all part of the food chain and that’s ok with me as long as I’m not their menue.

      Thanks for visiting and sharing even if it was just a touch trumatic, to be sure I will not be sending you a gift of a cute little snake! 😦

      Christian Love Anne


  5. Ron says:

    Thanks Anne such a funny story, its like ‘oh what a tangled web we weave, True left to our own devices that’s the result, a bit of chaos. Nice pictures also helps the story, thankfully we have a patient and loving God, who wants to rid us from snakes in our lives.



    • Freedomborn says:

      So True Love, God does indeed want the vermin and pestilence to be deleted in our lives, I’m so pleased you mentioned that but sadly some welcome the snake like Eve did.

      Sorry I can’t connect with Noble and his Trucks, bugs again no doubt, so pleased Wayne is sorting it out for us.

      Take care Love, your in my Prayers and always in my heart… Love you Anne


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Marie, it’s been a long time but I sometimes loose touch with other Bloogers, it’s really good to be in contact again, I’m pleased you liked the message too.

      Christian Love Anne.


  6. Lady Deidre says:

    Man, that garden snake was really dangerous! 🙂 Yay, I go to leave a like!
    God Bless You, Annie!


  7. Donna says:

    I’m glad your “like” button works. 🙂 This made me chuckle this morning as I prepare to go to work. It also reminded me of my need to be so focused on Him that I hear His voice overriding anything else I might hear……including my own voice inside me. May we, His Church, tune in, to His voice and His Word, so that what we do not accept, as real, what we see in the world around us, but totally depend on the reality of His Kingdom. To advance forward in His kingdom living, for His glory, will require diligent listening and willing obedience to what we hear. Love you Anne and Ron……Donna


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Donna, thanks for sharing and yes the Like does work on our Blog but I’m having trouble Posting, the good news is that it is not a hacker, Wayne said it is a plug that is causing problems and may need replacing or adjusting, it’s part of WordPresses Platform.

      I received your e-mail but had some catching up to do, I will visit later today but also stop by and try your Like button soon, thanks for your prayers, keep them comming, you are such a Loving Godly woman Donna, I really feel very blessed we met, Queensland Australia is a long way but I hope we will meet in person one day.

      Christian Love Anne.


  8. Amazingly beautiful story! Man’s wisdom is flawed without God. Man only struggles through life by relying on his limited knowlege. Things tie up in a colossal disorder due to man’s fears, doubts and suspicions. The fear of God is the begining of wisdom.
    Them that are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
    I laughed my entire way through this article and I am excited about how you linked it all to God’s soverignty.
    Beautiful post, Anne and Ron. I really enjoyed this!! 🙂


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi teeceecounsel thanks for calling by again its good how you add to the message in the Post with your Godly wisdom and it is True when we respect God we seek Him with all our heart but when we have fleshy fear we feel insecure and do not Trust Him or seek Him.

      I remember when I asked for God’s wisdom knowing how important this was to do and it was then that I realised how Awesome He is and what it meant when the Scriptures say He is Love and can do no evil.

      Mankind as you wisely shared teeceecounsel so hitting the nail on the head, causes their own suffering and hardship in this fallen world as they seek after worldly gain instead of God’s eternal rewards.

      I laughed too as I was putting this together, it was like watching that show Dumber and Dumber or as they say…all for the money , all for the show and all we get is woe.

      Thanks again teeceecounsel – Christian Love from both of us – Anne


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