I have a fear of snakes. I can handle just about anything that the outdoors and Mother Nature have to throw at me except for snakes. I have never gone as far as to burn my house down trying to get rid of one, however.

In Texas, a woman was trying to get rid of a snake by setting it on fire. The problem was that the snakes scurried off, on fire, in to a brush pile next top the woman's house. The brush pile then caught fire -- and eventually the house.

I have to admit that one day I had a very large garden snake in my yard. I couldn't even go out back because I knew it was there. I was having cable installed at my house that day, and I asked the cable tech if he had ever seen a snake that large. He said, "I love snakes," and proceeded to remove the snake from my yard and took it to a nearby field!!!