Playing with fire

One part I loved about the otherwise not-very-good Natural Born Killers was this little anecdote:

Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake."

This story made me think of it. It's sad how few people know a snake when they see one. Article via Radley Balko

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