Snakes are Scarce

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: Aug. 1, 1906

Snakes are Scarce

They Are Few Along the Des Moines This Season

It is reported that snakes are scarce along the Des Moines this season. But no reason is given for this except that so many of them have been killed within a few years. But few of them are seen this summer along the stream and they are being gradually wiped out of existence.

The time was when a snake could be seen dangling from almost every bush which overhung the water and the head of one could be seen here and there sticking from beneath a stone. But they have gone, hundreds have been killed every season and it is no wonder the species is being wiped out.


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