Tracking The Chicken Through The Python

When I was a kid my Grandfather, who was a big-time hunter, had a friend that would go on African Safari and bring back incredible movies and an occasional live specimen. Not to mention all of the mounted animals in his gigantic home. It was like an indoor wild animal park with a kitchen. On one of his trips he returned with a 17 foot Python. How cool was that? It was on display in a glass cage lined with chicken wire at the entrance to the Lubbock high School Auditorium where he would show his movies to the public. Believe me when I say that in Lubbock, Texas in the fifties this was a big evening of entertainment! When the huge snake would give you that glassy-eyed stare it closely resembled the wood shop teacher, Mr. Blanton but without the glasses. Continue reading