The snake in the plant / Nancy England

The snake in the plant / Nancy England

Dates: 1981

Report by Utah State University folklore student Nancy England, who collected information from Richard Tuttle. According to the story, a snake is hidden in a yucca plant brought from Florida. A man sees it go under the couch and goes looking for it; when it emerges and scares him, he hits his head. His wife calls an ambulance and tells how he was hurt, whereupon the attendants drop the stretcher laughing and break his arm.

  • Extent: 1 p.
  • Call Number: FA 7 Series 2 Subseries 7 6.2.7.5.1
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Alternative Format
Copy filed at 6.4.2.6.1.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Wilson Folklore Archives must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Note
Collector and informant were fellow members of plant societies.
Preferred Citation
The snake in the plant / Nancy England; FA 7; Collection of contemporary legends; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Genre / Form
College students' writings; Folklore
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_FA7
Finding Aid Title
Collection of contemporary legends
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-22T08:44-0600
Finding Aid Language
English


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