My wifes 3am scream and the dogs barking raised my blood pressure

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    My wifes 3am scream and the dogs barking raised my blood pressure

    Sleeping the other night dreaming of buying hundreds of guns I was waken suddenly buy my wife's screams and our dog sounding like he was in mortal combat. I leaped from the bed (well maybe not so much leaping as rolling) grabbed my Sig from the night headed to the other side of the house where all the noise was coming from while sliding a round into the chamber. When I got to my wife she looked at me and said "get rid of the gun it is only a snake." "ONLY a snake" I replied "you were screaming more than when you came face to face with that coyote and again when you walked up to a wood carved bear and thought it was a real one. Well one thing was for sure we did have a snake in the house and he was not happy to be there. Now our dog with both of us there went into attack mode defending us. I had the wife take him to another room while I dealt with the reptile. I picked it up and put out in our front yard. The wife returned say why didn't I take it across the road and dump it in the wash. I told her no way was I going to walk across the road in my skivvies holding a long wiggly thing in my hand and have some neighbor see me. That seemed to satisfy her so I went on the offensive. Saying the next time there is a snake in the house wake me up with a gentle touch on my shoulder and whisper in my ear "there is a snake in the house". She looked at me and said "yeah right and you would roll over and tell me to take care of it." Knowing she was right I asked how she found the snake in the first place. She said the dog woke her up and lead her to it. I said "that dumb dog why didn't he take care of it himself." Before she could say another word I told her I was going back to bed. It was no fun then all I could dream about was a house full of snakes.

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    It takes a good man with a gun to stop a bad man with a snake.

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    That's funny. Not your early morning combat, but my reaction to reading your title on this. I was thinking "only snakes make my wife scream" like I "thought" you were implying. After 29 years, I know this. But I figured at 3 AM, you'd have a different story to tell. Nope. It was a snake. I wonder if you're married to my wife's kin somehow.
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    My Springer tries to bay snakes. It doesn't work very well.
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    Oh so many possibilities with long wiggly things. Very funny story. You "handled" things quite well.
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    Daughter did that to me once ....... It was a Spider in her room
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    What kind of snake was it? I'm assuming non-poisonous, but being AZ...

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    My wife would do the same exact thing. She almost had a heart attack when she found out that a snake had been on our porch this summer, and she never even saw it.
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    If that had been my wife I would have awakened to the sound of screaming and gunfire. She would have emptied the 357 while standing on a chair or table. I mean she freaks at snakes like you would not believe.

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    Woke one night to the sound of my second son screaming for help. Ran down the hall in the tighty whities with the Glock to find him "treed" on the washing machine by a possum that had obviously come in the dog door to eat dog food and was steadfastly refusing to exit said door. Told the then wife to run and grab my rifle with the bayonet (Mosin paratrooper version). (Side story - she had given me a LOT of grief when I bought it saying, "Why do you need a gun with a bayonet???)

    Short story long, she gets it and returns telling me not to shoot a hole in her floor. I just deployed the folding bayonet and Voila!!! Possum on a stick! Threw/tossed it out the back door with a flick and as I wiped off the bayonet, I told her, "THAT'S why I needed a rifle with a bayonet!"
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    I completely emphasize with your wife. Some things just don't belong inside a house, and snakes are at the top of the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    I completely emphasize with your wife. Some things just don't belong inside a house, and snakes are at the top of the list.
    That and those paintings of dogs playing poker.
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