Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Magill Could Handle Zoo's Rattler

The recent news of an escaped rattlesnake from the Atlanta Zoo that ended up dead on the front porch of a Grant Park home reminded me of a classic Athens Banner Herald column from the legendary Dan Magill three years ago. Sometime in the 1930s Magill and his childhood friend, Herschel Carithers, promoted a snake fight on the tennis courts, then located in front of LeConte Hall.


Carithers' rattler went down.

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