Reader interested in snake stories

To the Editor:

Since I was the person referred to in John Weiss’s rattlesnake article I thought the reader might like to know that rattlesnake bites were quite common in settlement time. See:

I would appreciate knowing of any other fatalities the reader may know of or old accounts that mention massasauga. Some of these old accounts are hard to find


James Mahaffy

Sioux Center, Iowa