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Serpent with a Mane!

The Buffalo Courier

Saturday, June 29, 1895

Page 2


Good View of His Snakeship Obtained

Near Traverse Beach, Mich.

Traverse City, Mich., June 28.—A resident

near Traverse Beach, resort, three

miles from here, was greatly alarmed yesterday

morning at the appearance of what

looked like a monster sea serpent. It was

discovered by the children of Mrs. Whit-

ing. The monster first' appeared 100 feet

from the shore. It raised its head from

the water about six feet, showing a flowing

mane and huge flappers on the neck

and long hair on the back. Mrs. Whiting

went to the shore and examined it through

opera glasses. It gamboled about for an

hour, but its entire length could not be


Frank Durfee fired his shot gun at the

creature without perceptible effect. Sev-

eral shots followed and finally the serpent,

after rearing its great hairy head

into the air and waving its flappers, disappeared,

creating a wild disturbance in

the water.

Some who saw the object declare it was

60 feet loug and that its jaws extended a

foot, with long fangs on the upper and

lower jaws. All the witnesses are well

known and reliable.

Article used with the Permission of:

Buffalo State College Archives
 and Special Collections
E. H. Butler Library #135
Buffalo State College
          1300 Elmwood Ave.   
   Buffalo,  NY 14222-1095

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