Snakes Alive! A Snake Tale from 1907


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/3/1907.

The truthfulness of the following snake story is vouched for by several of the county's best citizens and we are constrained to believe it is true although it does sound a little like a farmer's dream.  One day last week while hunting bees in the woods near Freed, Rev. Willis Shimer and Dow Collins killed 18 copper-head and 7 rattle snakes on a piece of ground not larger than a sheep's skin.