THE MOUNT IDAHO MAIL MT. IDAHO, IDAHO

(reprinted in the Idaho Daily Statesman)

MAY 15, 1900

FIGHT WITH SNAKES - Idaho County Man Has A Combat With Rattlers

Last week A.E. Randall while on the trail between the Dewey mine and the Chinese gardens escaped a rattlesnake, which he shot with his revolver.  No sooner had he fired than a dozen or more snakes sprang up from all directions and Al kept blazing away as long as his ammunition lasted.  While trying to get a snake from a crevice where it had fallen after being shot another one lying concealed bit his thumb.  Hastily sucking the poison out as best he could he hastened to camp, where, by using such remedies as were to be had, succeeded in curing the wound without it causing him much inconvenience.  The battle resulted in the death of 12 of the noxious reptiles.
 

 

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