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Social Relations of a Child and a Snake - 1869


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 8/14/2017 at 01:05:27

Thursday, September 2, 1869
Paper: Dubuque Daily Times (Dubuque, Iowa)
Page: 3

Social Relations of a Child and a Snake

A little child of Mr. A. A. Jacobs, of this place, aged about two years, has been in the habit, for some weeks past, of feeding a large black snake. The curiosity of the parents were first excited by seeing the little fellow repairing regularity to the cellar on receiving his piece of bread and butter, at certain intervals, and on examination it was discovered that his snake ship, immediately upon the approach of the little child, glided from his place of concealment and came forward to share his repast, which was partaken of by both of them at the same time, and in the most social and friendly manner. All efforts to dispatch the snake have proved, so far, unavailing, and it is said that the child manifested the utmost grief at being excluded from his daily intercourse with his companion.


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