Animals: In The Bronx

RATTLER LOOSE IN BRONX, BITE KILLS IN 15 MINUTES, screamed New York's tabloid News one day last week. In varying versions New Yorkers read of one Paul Mosher, 25, who, lounging with a friend in his Bronx backyard, had heard a sinister rattle, beheld four 7-ft. Texas rattlesnakes coiled and ready to strike. Stoutly the friends had seized rocks, crushed the life out of three serpents. But the fourth had escaped.

At once police, detectives and the Bronx Zoo's reptile house keeper Fred Taggert, began scuttling about the neighborhood. Mothers locked up...

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