Miscellany: Bandy-Bandy

In Chicago's suburban Brookfield Zoo, whence Curator of Reptiles Mrs. Grace Wiley last fortnight was discharged for letting a deadly Bandy-Bandy snake disappear completely (TIME, Sept. 30), zoo attendants combed the reptile house, while police prowled over surrounding country, mothers kept their children indoors. Finally, a cleaning man swept up the loose leaves that had blown into the reptile house, picked up an armful with Bandy-Bandy asleep in their midst. Meanwhile ebullient ex-Curator Wiley advised Chicagoans who want to bathe rattlesnakes, "Get them in a good humor first and then bathe...

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