March 24, 1887 — A farmer near Milroy, Pa., removed a stump from a field one day last week.
In its hollow was what seemed to be a lot of knotted rope.
After the supposed rope had lain in the sun for a short time the farmer discovered that it was a mass of copperhead snakes twisted and interlaced together with the heads outward.
It is reported that he killed them and found that there were just 193.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier