--We witnessed on Tuesday morning list an extraordinary instance of snake taming.
A boy belonging to Mr. John T. Divis
, of this place, went early in the morning for a load of wood, found a large rattlesnake, caught him, and brought him home to his wagon, exhibiting him lying across his lap, holding him up first by his head and then his tad, making him edt up in his arms, rattle and cease at the pleasure of the boy. A number of our citizens witnessed this feat.--This rattlesnake had eight rattles, and was about four and a half feet long, and large in proportion — was tamed most completely in about two hours. The boy says he can do the same with any snake, and has been in the habit of catching and taming them all his life.
We could scarcely believe it when we saw this venomous, death-deating serpent made as same as a lady's lap-dog in a few hours--Marianna (Fla) Patriot.