THE LAST SNAKE STORY – A country paper relates that a man at Ghin Ghin lately rushed into the hotel there in a very excited state, asserting that he had been bitten by a snake.
The host gave plentiful noblers of brandy, expecting to see him die any moment.
After imbiding freely, the patient fell sound asleep, and afterwards woke up with a bad headache.
The fellow had found out a new dodge for getting cheap grog!
– Kiama Independent Thursday 15 April 1869.
Snake in Darwin Bar
DARWIN, Monday. – Jack Rogers, a buffalo shooter, entered the bar of the Hotel Darwin to-day, placed a large snake on the bar, and ordered a pot of beer.
He found himself almost alonewithin a few seconds.
A few drinkers, however, stood their ground-even when the snake crawled over them. They had already been told that it was a water snake, and harmless.
Rogers said: “I would sooner eat it than the tenderest fillet of steak.”
– Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 20 July 1948.
Turkey v. Snake
A TURKEY had a black snake bailed up in the yard of the Bank Hotel on Monday, just at the foot of thestairway (says Dungog Chronicle).
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