Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899 Volume 3, Nos. 1-3

Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899 Volume 3, Nos. 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... kitten plays with a ball."--Barnum Brown, MSS. notes. Mr. Prichard's account of the Puma, which he calls Felis concolor puma, is quite in agreement with the statements of Hatcher and Brown. He credits the Puma with attacking man, but only in rare instances and in wild places remote from settlements. He says that in the Cordillera "they actually reconnoitred the camp," and "often stampeded our horses and left plain tracks near the camp, but in spite of this they killed no animal, not even a dog, belonging to us." "Puma cubs," he says, "in captivity become very tame. One settler whom I met had two cubs about a year old. They were attached to their new home, and though they would follow a horse for two hundred yards or so, they invariably returned after a short distance to the shanty of their owner. Another puma cub... was wont to fight battles royal with the hounds, but in the cold of winter would lie among them for warmth. All of these cubs were those of Felis concolor puma. So long as they were well fed they were docile, but when hungry their fierce nature reasserted itself. Mr. Cattle had finally to shoot the cub that belonged to him. Mr. Waring, however, still had his at the time of my departure. I heard these two killed a colt in the month of May." (Through Patagonia, pp. 222-244.) "This," Mr. Prichard continues, " is the silver-gray variety of puma most commonly met with in Patagonia. The distribution of this animal extends over the entire country. It is to be found in the Cordillera as on the pampas.... The number of pumas in Patagonia is very great, more so than any zoologist has yet given an idea of. During one winter two pioneers killed seventy-three near Lake Argentine Near San...show more

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  • 9781236559753