Record viper found in parish


By Doris S. Whatley

“I went outside to look for some clover for my rescue bunny and Tux (her dog) had this snake in his mouth and was shaking it,” she said. After reciting the poem, “Red touch black, friend of Jack. Red touch yellow, kills a fellow” to determine that it was indeed a poisonous coral snake, her husband, Dan, finished him off with a shovel.

The snake measured 34 inches long
This coral snake was killed by her part rat terrier Tux in their yard in Natchitoches Parish