ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — For many years, my grandfather was a postman out in the country, which meant getting into all sorts of misdaventures, such as roads blocked by livestock and things of that nature. One of his favorite tales was the time when he rolled up to a mailbox, absent-mindedly opened it up, and was surprised to find a live snake inside the mailbox, comfortably sleeping in the heat. According to my grandfather, he nearly sprinted down the highway to the next mailbox.
Point being, nothing scares most folks like a surprise encounter with a snake. Which is probably why the mother of Sacramento Kings rookie G Ben McLemore was so surprised when she opened the bag of food that McLemore brought her from Taco Bell and found instead a snake (presumably fake) in the bag. (BTW, any time someone hands you bag and is filming you as you open it, perhaps it’s a good idea to be on guard a bit.)