Friday, April 18, 2008

How Much For The Lambton Worm?

EUGENE, Ore. -- A 12-foot snake attacked a female employee of a pet store, prompting assistance from police, firefighters and emergency personnel Thursday.

Sergeant Ryan Nelson had never tangled with a snake larger than a garter snake before Thursday.

All that changed, however, when he responded to a 911 call at 3:41 p.m. to find a woman in a Eugene pet store completely wrapped by a 12-foot Burmese python that was slowly constricting around her, police said.

Puts me in mind of the legend of the Lambton Worm, which I first heard about in this song from a pretty bad movie. The song is fun. If you like raucous beerhall songs about giant man-eating worms, that is. Here at the Burning House, we're fine with that. Enjoy!

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