A friend at Ellisville, Warren County, informs us, as a circumstance of every rare occurrence in tha
Published September, 10, 1831
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A friend at Ellisville, Warren County, informs us, as a circumstance of every rare occurrence in that section of the country, that a Rattle Snake was killed near that place on the 24th ultimo. measuring three feet 3 inches in length, and six inches round the body. It had eleven rattles and a button. The Rutherfordton Spectator states, on the authority of a gentleman of undoubted veracity, that a Mr. H. Huffstetler, of Rutherford County, killed one of these serpents on his plantation, during the late wheat harvest, of a extraordinary size. The exact dimensions are not given; but it is stated that it took one bushel and a peck of bran to stuff the skin, and that it had sixty-seven rattle. A Rattle Snake was killed in the vicinity of Columbus (Geo.) a short time since, which measured in length, 10 feet 8 inches, and 4 1/4 inches in circumference.