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one mistake, two snakes and a dozen cops


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Posted by ZX1100 on February 01, 2003 at 21:26:23:

One day, a few years back, I proceded to clean cages. Having cleaned the smaller snakes' pens, I moved on to the pen that held an 18ft retic and 8ft burm. I decided to repaint it and becuase the pen is very large, I had my exwife { married at the time } watch after the snakes in the house. They are dog tame. I painted, paint dried.
I asked my wife where the burm was {retic easy to find} and she said in the living room. No, it wasn't. We, along with her daughters, searched for hours for it. I seached under the house, tore out walls and uprooted floors. No snake.
Next, we split up and searched the yard and under and around neighbors' houses. Still no snake.
Ok, call the police. This decided so if anyone came acrossed it, I'd be notified.
I called and explained the chain of events and that I lost an 8 ft python. Calmly, the lady said she'd sent out "someone". I hung up and waited outside.
A few minutes later:
There was a helicopter flying overhead, when suddenly there were police cars everywhere. Lights and sirens, even.
People showed up and evacuated the neighborhhod. Ambulances screaming.GBI. ATF. Newsfolk. Me- in handcuffs- in a cruiser.
Then a sargent reading my rights.What went wrong???
In my phone conversation with dispatch, the nice old lady understood me to say " I need help. I lost an 8ft PIPEBOMB"!!


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