Wednesday, March 12, 2014

1866 - Snake Prank

In Webster, Mass., recently, some young man placed two small brown snakes in a kind of fancy paper basket, filled the opening with flowers so that the reptiles could not crawl out, and hung the device up on the door know of a house were some young ladies were boarding. The basket and contents chanced to be found first by the most timid of the young ladies, who upon withdrawing the flowers and seeing the serpents crawl out upon the table, was so much alarmed that she fell in spasms, and is still in a very weak and nervous condition.

Flake's Bulletin
Galveston, Texas
June 15, 1866

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