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Tough Texas Woman Fights Off Snakes With Her Bare Hands

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VERNON (KRLD-AM) - Remember the movie, "Snakes on a Plane?" Well, now there are snakes in the kitchen. Only this is a true story in West Texas.

Deborah Burdette lives in Vernon.

She walked into her kitchen and saw a long rat snake.

"I was mad at that point. I said I'm not letting that sucker get away," said Burdette. "So, I grabbed it with both hands. I reached and got a meat cleaver and then I just chopped it."

The scare didn't stop there. She said later that night, "I went to set the glass in the sink and a snake struck me."

Burdette killed that snake, too and called 911 for the bite.

snake bit hand
(photo: Kelli Wiese)

Paramedics treated her and now she says she's taking steps to make her home snake-free.

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