Snake Facts Headcanon
I am firmly convinced that Davey Jacobs is one of those people who has an unnatural love for snakes. That’s why he’s all “you know why a snake starts to rattle? …cause he’s scared.” In his free time Davey reads books about snakes. One day, a snake is found in the lodging house and the newsies are all freaking out a little and have basically let it take over the bunk it was under (no one will admit they’re all freaking out, but no one wants to risk getting bitten either), then Davey comes over and asks why everyone’s avoiding that one bunk and sitting around discussing ways to kill something. They tell him about the snake, and he just goes over, picks it up, and starts talking to it before carrying it outside while all the newsies just watch slack jawed and from that day forth, they respect Davey a little more and always get him whenever a snake gets into the lodging house.
This happened. You cannot convince me otherwise.