The Panther and the Wolf

The Panther and the Wolf

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: base of tail 42 inches, length of tail 15% inches. From heel of fore foot to top, of pressed down 26% inches. The tusks 1% inches from the edge of gums to the point of the tooth. I took the measurement of the head from end of nose to base of vertebra but time had obliterated this so that I cannot make it out. The wolf in the zoo (see photographs) as he is traveling around in his cage, is about 40 inches from nose to base of tail. If his nose is raised to a line with his back, he would be an inch or more longer. His tail is about 15 inches. He stands about 24 inches high at top of shoulders. One thing I have omitted was the measurement of the ears of the female Pennsylvania wolf recorded above. This was done by holding the ear down so it was about level, then placing the end of a rule against the head, thus measuring the top side of the ear, which was 4 inches. The extreme length was to end of tail bone, plus the skin, and not to the end of the hair on the tail." According to John Dyce the wolves sometimes selected two dens for their breeding operations. One was for the permanent abode, but a second generally ten miles distant, was kept in readiness in case the regular cave was noticed by some passing fisherman or prospector, who would be sure to report its exist-ence at the nearest settlement. When the wolfers ar-rived at the spot the entire wolfish family would have left for "parts unknown." For that reason one of the parent wolves was constantly on guard. This sagacious trait saved many a litter of pups at the Wolf Rock dens at the head of Henry Run, Clinton County, that ptherwise would have been quickly de-stroyed. Yet correctly speaking, wolves were home-loving animals, and their dislike of...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907787
  • 9781236907783