A Collection of Voyages; In Four Volumes : Containing I. Captain William Dampier's Voyages Round the World ... II. the Voyages of Lionel Wafer ... III. a Voyage Round the World ... IV. Capt. Cowley's Voyage Round the Globe ... V. Capt.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1729 edition. Excerpt: ...only somewhat less. Here are great Numbers of them. They prey on young Calves or other Game; whereof here is plenty. And because they do not want Food, they are the less to be feared. But I have wisht them farther off, when I have met them in the Woods because their Aspect appears sp very stately and fierce. I never did see any Lion in this Country; but I have been informed by two or three Persons that they did fee Lions here: But I am assured that they are not numerous. Hejre are a great many poisonous Creatures in this Country; more particularly Snakes of divers forts, some yellow, some green, and others of a dun Colour, with bfcick and yellowish Spots. The yellow 1 Snake Huge Snakes. s$ Snake is commonly as big as the Small of at Man's An. 1676: Leg; and six or seven Fooc long. These are a lazy vOT, sort of Creatures, for they lie still and prey on Lizards, Guanoes, or other small Animals that come in their way. It is reported that sometimes they lirk in Trees: and that they are so mighty in strength', as to hold a Bullock fast by one of his Horns, when they happen to come so near that she can twist her self bout the Limb of the Tree, and the Horn at once. These are accounted very gcod Meat by some, and are eaten frequently: f my self have tried it for cu7 riosity, but cannot commend it. I have heard some Bay-men report, -that they have seen some of this kind here as big as an ordinary Man's Waste; but I never saw any such.: . ', .', The green Snakes are no bigger about than a Mans Thumb, yet four or five Foot long: The Backs are of a very lively green Colour, 'but their Bellies-inclining to yellow. These are commonly in Bushes among the green Leaves, and prey upon small Birds, This I have often seen, and was once in danger to be bit by...show more
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