Was it a rope?

Today In History

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

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