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1881: Snake hunting in Myttens

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

On Wednesday a large snake of the pachyderbilia order was seen to dart out of the fence in front of the estate known as Myttens, in Broad street, and make for another aperture in the fence, bat finding its way blocked, it glided into the road, and ran across, being observed by one of the resident coachmen, who killed it by stamping on its head. The snake was a fine specimen, measuring some 13 or 14 inches in length, and in its thickest or middle part about an inch and an eighth.

Mid Sussex Times 10 August 1881

Caption: Paradise tree snake or Flying Snake. Singapore Zoo.

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

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