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Letter from Hiram Capron to the Rural New Yorker about Rattlesnakes


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Letter from Hiram Capron to the Rural New Yorker about Rattlesnakes


This is the original handwritten version of a letter by Hiram Capron which was published in an 1872 issue of the Rural New Yorker magazine. Capron is responding to an earlier letter in which a correspondent claimed that rattlesnakes carry venom sacs underneath their tongues. He explains how he had come in close contact with a rattlesnake, which gave him the opportunity to examine the exact means by which they deliver their venom through hollow fangs. This letter is cited by Donald A. Smith on page 31 of the first volume of At the Forks of the Grand.