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.)