POISONOUS SNAKE in Hawaii? 1912.


As a result of a small baby dying believed as a result of being bitten by a snake [moonihoawa], the parent, whose name is Chun Kim Suck was taken to jail on Wednesday to be questioned by the sheriff’s office as to the cause of the baby’s injuries.

According to statements of the friends of the father who was arrested, there was no other reason for the baby’s injuries other than that it was bitten by a snake.

According to them, the snake crawled beneath the clothing of the baby and then bit its chest several times before it was noticed, and then the snake was killed.

The bitten area began to swell at which point the baby was taken to the children’s hospital, however soon after being taken there, it died, and because of this quick death, the sheriff’s department decided to find the true cause of the tragic end of the baby.

Chun Kim Suck’s friends tried to bail him out of the hold for criminals, however, their wish was not granted because he is being held for interrogation, for which he cannot be released from the watch of the sheriff’s department.

(Kuokoa, 8/2/1912, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 31, Aoao 1. Augate 2, 1912.

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