Saturday, March 8, 2008

Snakes Did Some In

The hot Texas summers produced many types of discomforts which the Europeans were totally unable to manage, one in particular being the abundance of snakes. One inhabitant reported that they killed a dozen snakes in one day during the summer, and that the snakes alone drove several colonists away.

Source: Rondel V. Davidson, "Victor Considérant and the Failure of La Réunion," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 76 (January 1973).

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