Animals: Battle in a Pumphouse

One day last month Ernest Davis, water department foreman of St. Charles, Ill., saw in the corner of the municipal pump-house a 10-in. garter snake entangled in a spider web. How the snake got in its predicament neither Foreman Davis nor anyone else knew. Next day Foreman Davis looked to see if the snake was still there. It was. With threshing tail it had ripped the web to shreds, but several strands still held its head fast. The spider, warily keeping to the upper part of the web, was busily spinning fresh strands to...

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