Friday, January 9, 2009

Freaky Friday

****Update**** I looked on snopes.com and it mentioned that the following story was probably crap. But it would have been freaky if it were true.

At work today a coworker shared a story with us. It completely freaked me out.
Last weekend she was at a party with some friends and one of them told this story about their aunt.
The aunt had a pet ball python (why I don't know). She treated this python almost like a dog. Fed it, let it wander around the house and sleep in her bed. If a snake isn't kept in a cage or confined space, it can grow to be rather large. Especially a python. Hers was about the diameter of a pie plate. (and she let it sleep in her bed???) A little while ago she noticed that the snake had quit eating. It had been about three weeks and the aunt was starting to get worried. Like any good pet owner, she called the vet. The vet asked a few questions.
Was the snake confined, or did she let it wander free? She told him that she let it wander free.
Did the snake sleep coiled up or stretched out? She told him that it usually slept coiled up, but recently she noticed it was sleeping stretched out lengthwise. About the same time it had quit eating.
The vet told her to kill the snake.
It was planning to eat her.
That's why it was sleeping lengthwise. To measure how long she was.
That's why it hadn't eaten in 3 weeks. It was storing up for a feast.

How freaked out are you by this story?

Me too.

3 comments:

Brandi said...

That is so TOTALLY not right!!!! Im am not for killing anything(animals or people) but when something is going to eat you, you have an issue. I may not be able to sleep tonight for the fear something myight EAT me!!!!!

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Morale of the story is. Don't sleep with a snake.

Not even the human variety.

My Wonderful Men said...

I like your mom's comment, dido.