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6 wever that he understands or reads English because I saw a large number of American and English books on his bookshelves. also copies of several American medical [[strikethrough]] and [[/strikethrough]] biological and biochemical publications He tells me that he is much interested in American biological and medical publications because they contain so much new information. Keeps his [[red underline]] snakes [[/red underline]] in square cement boxes about 2'x2'x2' with a wooden hinged lid over them. But when I saw them all the lids were open and the snakes were coiled at the bottom. [[red underline]] Poisonous snakes are not very alert and do not jump high, [[/red underline]] nor have they the same vivacity as [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] our black snake or other non venimous but game [[side margin]] Rio (Vital Brazil) Snakes [[/side margin]] [[end page]] [[start page]] 7 snakes. In one box were several [[red underline]] Brazilian rattlesnakes. [[/red underline]] rather similar in size and appearance to our rattlesnake. by prodding them with a stick they started rattling [[strikethrough]] ne [[/strikethrough]] making a noise very [[red underline]] similar to that of a locust or some grasshopers. [[/red underline]] but continuous starting on a lower pitch, rapidly increasing then by and by lowering and dying out. There were also several other varieties of snakes. Tells me the [[red underline]] U.S. has a greater variety of poisonous snakes than Brazil but they are not so numerous. [[/red underline]] He lifted some of the snakes from their booths by means of a big [[strikethrough]] wire [[/strikethrough]] curved iron wire about 1/4" thick and attached to a stick. The coiled snake was balanced on this and was readily handled, then put on the soil. when one of his [[side margin]]Snakes[[/side margin]]
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