This type of stuff was supposed to come to an end when the law-abiding people of Northern Ireland agreed to share power with IRA terrorists like Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams. That was apparently too much to expect:
Police in Northern Ireland narrowly avoided injury when a dissident republican rocket-propelled grenade failed to explode.
Three officers were on foot patrol in Main Street, Lisnaskea, shortly after 11pm last night and two were taken to hospital with severe shock and minor injuries.
Renegade republicans have been blamed for at least five other murder attempts on officers in the last year and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) chief constable Sir Hugh Orde has warned the threat is at its highest level for many years.
Friday saw the tenth anniversary of the Real IRA Omagh bombing, which killed 29 people and two unborn twins in the conflict's bloodiest massacre.
So what happens when you take a rattlesnake to bed with you? Does he turn into a nice fluffy teddy bear and cuddle up with you and keep you warm?