Miscellany: Spider and Ants

At Lordship, a town near Bridgeport, Conn., a fat, succulent spider straddled, with his eight legs, two live wires; was electrocuted. Foraging ants who found the corpse haled their mates to the winter's store of meat. So many ants piled on to the spider, to be electrocuted in turn, that their massed bodies short-circuited the wires of 20 interconnected houses.


One Clarence E. Martin, Vermont sheep raiser, reported last week a loss of 40 sheep, one Wallace H. Wing a loss of 31, all 71 having been eaten by black bears, who left...

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