Animals: Snakelets

No. 1 birth-month of great U. S. men* has been February; birth-month of most U. S. snakes is July. Last week as the nation squirmed with snakelets, no mother-snake was prouder than Grace Olive Wiley of Minneapolis. She takes care of all the 300-odd live snakes, lizards, fish, birds, bats which Minneapolis keeps in a wing of its public library, but rattlesnakes are her specialty. Some seven months ago she set out to placate Sahuara, one of her male rattlers. First she soothed him with a cloth on the end of a stick. Soon...