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Some things just aren't meant to be done!

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    Posted: 29 May 2018 at 9:58am
Archibald Rutledge, author and Poet Laureate of South Carolina, told this story. For many years Ross Allen, the snake man, had said he would pay a thousand dollars to anyone that could produce, live, an Eastern Diamondback longer than six feet. He directly challenged Rutledge's stories about the big snakes. This insulted Archibald. On his plantation, there was rumored to be a huge snake. He checked with his supervisor who told him it was true. A huge Diamondback was  hanging around the firewood pile on the Waterhorn section. Archibald made his way to the place and talked to the lead man. One Rufus Brown. Archibald talked to Rufus, and said if he would catch the big snake uninjured, he would give him the thousand dollars. Rufus said that snake was every bit of seven feet, and it's head was two hand-widths wide. He had seen it strike a dog, and knock the dog clean over. The dog died within an hour. Rufus thought some more and said "Mr Archibald, Sir, the Lord done created somethings that just ain't meant to be catched!"
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