The Kiss of a Serpent

Augustin Lambasse (Lombas) and his son BiBi of Canary Island descent both died of a rattlesnake bite on the same day. The following account was taken from an article originally posted in the Houma Courier.

A correspondent in Lafourche Parish guarantees the truth of the following details:

Near the "Cut-off," Mr. Lambasse and his son both fell a victim to snake bite, under the following circumstances:

Lambasse and his son Bibi were serpent charmers, who cared as little for rattlesnakes as they would for turtle doves. They were constantly surrounded by their venomous pets, serpents of the most deadly species with which they played fearlessly.