Thursday, December 26, 2019

Big Black Snake !



THE BUFFALO EXPRESS

Saturday Morning , August 13, 1892

Page 2, Column 1



Newburg, Aug. 12. - On the farm of

Elias Gerow, in the town of Blooming

Grove, this county, a monster black-

snake has been seen at intervals during

the past three years. It was first observed

by the Rev. Dr. Warren Hathaway, Pastor

of the Blooming Grove Church. He 

estimated its length at 10 feet, at least.

He had no weapon when he saw it and

it got away.


It has just been seen by Frank Murray,

who reports that the monster is 15

feet long and six inches in diameter.  He 

thought when he saw the tail end that it 

was a charred log, but on closer inspection

he discovered a huge snake. He had 

a scythe in his hand, but was so frightened

that he dropped it, and got over the

fence and ran for the house. He reported 

his discovery to James C. Gerow, and the

latter armed and went forth to battle,

but the snake had gone.  There is no little

excitement in the neighborhood, and

hunting parties may be organized.



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