Thursday, 22 February 2007

Ezekiel "Zeke" Sapperticker

In my quest for knowledge of flea circuses I come across some colourful characters with bizarre claims. In particular some of the claims of the Hecklers mentioned in "Wild Tigers, Tame Fleas" are rather embellished (or just made up?). There's also the story about the Flea Circus trainer who was attacked by his own fleas from Weekly World News.

However, I quizzed a chap on Myspace to find out about his Grandfather Zeke Sapperticker's Flea Circus and recieved the following reply.

Thee Money Butlers - a closer look at the sapperticker family tree

I'll let you make your own mind up about the accuracy of the claims but I have a feeling it might be difficult to find other sources to corroborate them.

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