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December 03, 2021


Homeowner Fighting Snake Infestation Burns Down Maryland House

(Thanks to Peter Metrinko and Geoff Scott)

(We're assuming it was a guy homeowner.)


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The burning question is: Did it work?


Another question is how long ago did the Florida man in this story move to Maryland.

Is Fighting Snake Infestation his real name or just an alias? I can remember stopping at The Maryland House on the I-95 rest area, sad to hear it was burned down.

An extreme solution to be sure, but who can argue with success ?


What's up with this statement: "Only two species of snake in Maryland are dangerously venomous"?

I'd be interested to know which venomous snakes they have that AREN'T dangerous.

Maryland, My Maryland (These are the actual lyrics.)

Verse I

The despot's heel is on thy shore,

His torch is at thy temple door,


Verse IX

She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb-
Huzza! she spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes! she burns! she'll come! she'll come!

Maryland! My Maryland!

(I live here.)

Maryland state motto: "manly deeds, womanly words". I think burning your house down to fight snakes qualifies as "manly".

I'll have to remember that excuse next time my suburban meth lab blows up. "A big snake told me to torch the place."

I would have been standing right next to him while handing him the matches.

BUT we do have Hellbenders!
The hellbender, also known as the hellbender salamander, is a species of aquatic giant salamander endemic to the eastern and central United States. A member of the family Cryptobranchidae, the hellbender is the only extant member of the genus Cryptobranchus.

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