Huge Snake Reportedly Killed in 1913


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/14/1913.

Some Snake Story

W.M. Hathaway, of this place, who was visiting home folks on Sycamore a few days ago, brings in this snake story with him, and take it from us Bill is a truthful boy.

During the recent high waters Henry Sturm, of Sycamore was compelled to move a pile of slabs which he had piled up for wood because the water was about to take it away.  While engaged in moving the pile he found a blacksnake, which was - now listen - six feet in length and four inches across the back, and the best part about it is that Henry killed the snake and has it to prove the story.

Now that is the story just like Bill gave it to us, except that he claimed that the snake was six feet across the back and four inches long, but then he was a little excited.