Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There's a Moral to this Story

Okay, so a snake with a foot (above) was discovered in China recently. Sixty-six-year-old Mrs. Duan, who lives in the town of Suining, was sleeping soundly when, she says, "I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw."

Let's stop for a moment. Go ahead and oooh or ahhh or scream in terror (depending on how you feel about snakes with feet). That isn't the point of this post. The point is what happened next.

According to this story, "Mrs Duan said she was so scared she grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death before preserving its body in a bottle of alcohol."

Why? The "terrifying" snake was sixteen inches long and the width of a finger. Why, when faced with an unfamiliar creature, do people often opt to beat it to death? I just don't understand.

When I discover Bigfoot (and I will). I'm not telling anyone. (Except you guys, of course.)


Anonymous Olivia said...

Poor Snake...
I have to say I'm not a fan of them, but there are other ways to get rid of it...
Catch it and get an authority to take it away...

2:16 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

omg i hav to say if i saw that in my house then i would probably attack it while screaming my head off

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Charm said...

Poor snake...

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Charstar said...

ok you guys can attack it Im gona run LIKE HEAK,
and wake up my mom or dad and let them deal with it. (and I'll go back to bed)

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Kiki B. said...

What I would do? Most likely throw something at the snake then run!
Why do we beat things that are strange, Kirsten? Because if you don't know what it is your instinct is to act immediately with scream or attacking or running, and sometimes combinations of the three...also just because it's small doesn't mean it can't harm us, don't judge by the size of something :)

5:49 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

ugg snakes, but still that's sad. If it was me I'd run screaming and never enter my house again...i don't like snakes, especially snakes with feet.

6:52 PM  
Blogger vendetta said...

it loooks like its part alligator...creepy. i think if i woke up to that creature clawing my bedroom, id be paralyzed by fear until i was able to leave the room and tell somebody(but thatd take awhile, cuz im NOT really a fan of darkness, but im not scared either.).

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Meganito said...

That's so cool! I want one! Crazy old ladies these days...

8:52 PM  
Blogger madeleine said...

it looks like it ate something, and it's leg poked through.

but I want it to be real. maybe it's the missing link between lizards and snakes. have you seen those x-rays of snakes, and you can see tiny leg bones inside the skin?

9:13 PM  
Blogger Catalina said...

heyyy kiki!!!
my crazy computer teacher showed us something very funny about a porta potty
it is glass and from the inside you can see everything that goes on outside and from the outside you just see your reflection
now the question is would you sit on it? lol


or just type glass toilet in your google search bar


9:35 PM  
Anonymous Gnat said...

ok, its eather a mutant or a new species man kind has yet to discover.
I would have kept it as a pet!
Its name would have been jody!;)

9:49 PM  
Anonymous UU said...

That's horrible! I'd put it outside (depending on the poinsenous-ness of it)

9:51 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Ewwwww O_o That is sssooooo weird.

1:32 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

"Why, when faced with an unfamiliar creature, do people often opt to beat it to death?"
Probably she just freaked out. I would. I'm not saying what she did was good, btw, just that she probably wasn't thinking quite rationally.

10:59 AM  
Blogger tanita davis said...

Oh, poor snake. I have a corn snake of my own whom I love, and while I would not be wild about discovering a strange snake in my house with a leg? Why bludgeon it to death?!!?

2:08 PM  
Anonymous TicTac said...

....i think i just throw up a little...

-sad that it died, i would call animal control so that they can see what formed it, maybe its like a Liger or something....
Sorry kristen, but im dying for kiki 3 i understand it will take time, but do u think you will finish by the end of the year?

HEYY EVERY1: Shannon Hale's 4th book of Bayern has come out and i hope you guys read it! you too Kristen its very good!!! :]

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Shauna (charstars mom) said...

I'd kill it. No reason to lie either. I'm scared of snakes. I'd feel bad though, but that that sucker would be squashed, shot or stabbed.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Toph said...

It's a shame that some people just can't handle extraordinary things. I would probably scream if a snake like that climbed on MY wall. But still, it's cool 8D

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd coer it with a cardboard box. That snake was probably more scared than the old lady.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous geekchick said...

Will the old lady sell the carcass??? Put it on Ebay?=P

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN IS KIKI 3 OUT???? please please say soon

8:18 PM  
Anonymous cupcakedoll said...

Everybody needs to learn enough science and stuff to realize that WEIRD = COOL.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous cupcakedoll said...

Wait! Wait!

It might NOT have been a freaky cool mutant snake.

Snakes are known to swallow pretty big things, and not always finish killing them first. This could very well be a snake that's eaten a lizard and the lizard's leg has somehow poked through the stomach and all the way out. It can happen.

That's a little less sad, because the poor snake obviously wouldn't have been long for this world with a hole in its side, plus the lady wouldn't have killed an amazingly cool mutant that might have been a boon to science.

2:20 AM  
Anonymous storm said...

that snake just didn't get the full curse i guess imagine if the snake hadn't tempted eve everything would be perfect and it would never rain.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Maddie said...

That lady totally overreacted. He was so cool, and the snake might've started a whole new breed of animal. I WANT TO NAME IT! The breed will be called... PLEASE INSERT ANOTHER TWENTY FIVE CENTS FOR ANOTHER FIVE LINES.

1:22 PM  
Blogger madeline said...

to storm: since when did a snake with a leg have anything to do with religion??? What did you like see him at church or something?

1:29 PM  

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