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By Larry Woody, Outdoors Writer

Photo by Larry Woody
Snakes always get attention.

When I started my newspaper career a half-century ago as a teenager working part-time for The Crossville Chronicle, there was one type of story guaranteed to grab readers’ attention: snakes.

When someone killed a big rattler in their bean patch, the paper would run a photo of it, usually on the front page. It was considerably more interesting than the city counsel squabbling over garbage pickup.

Get the rest of the story in this week’s Hartsville Vidette!