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The trapper's guide; a manual of instructions for capturing all kinds of fur-bearing animals, and curing their skins; with observations on the fur-trade, hints on life in the woods, and narratives of (14582239037)

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The trapper's guide; a manual of instructions for capturing all kinds of fur-bearing animals, and curing their skins; with observations on the fur-trade, hints on life in the woods, and narratives of (14582239037)

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Title: The trapper's guide; a manual of instructions for capturing all kinds of fur-bearing animals, and curing their skins; with observations on the fur-trade, hints on life in the woods, and narratives of trapping and hunting excursions
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Authors: Newhouse, S. (Sewell) Noyes, John Humphrey, 1811-1886
Subjects: Trapping Hunting
Publisher: Community, N.Y., Oneida community, limited
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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hey hunt hares,mice, birds, and kill disabled deer. They are powerfullybuilt and possess gieat strength. Their prevailing color isdark brown on the back and under parts. A broad stripe ofyellowish brown sweeps along each side and ends at the rootof the tail. The legs and feet are black. Stripes and patchesof black nnd yellow occur on the undei- parts. The fur islong, soft, and tolerably fine, overlaid with larger and coarserhairs, which are about three inches long on the rumj) butshorter in fiont. The Wolverene is a great mischief-makerfor the trapper in the regions wliere it dwells, especially themarten tnippers of British America, who use the old-flishioned dead-lhlL One of these aiilnmls will follow a line of trapsfor miles, tearing them down, de\ (turing bait and the animalsthat have l)een caught. They are also very troublesome indestroying cV.^ 4M>.n-:Jm
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CAPTUUE OF ANIMALS. 67 call the Wolverene the Evil One or Devil. They are seldomcaught in traps, and the most successful way of destroyingthem is said to be by strychnine. THE OPOSSUM. This animal inhabits the warmer parts of the United States,and several species of it are said to exist also in Australia.In form it somewhat resembles tiie common house rat. Itsbody is about twenty inches long, stoutly built, and its tail,which is generally fifteen inches in length, is prehensile, likethat of some monkeys, i. e., capable of holding on to anything that it encircles. The Opossum is five-toed, and walkson the sole of its foot like the bear. Its ears are large,rounded, and almost naked. The female has from nine tothirteen teats, the odd one being in the centre of the ringformed by the rest. The fur is long, soft, and woolly, whitishat the roots, and brown at the top. The Opossum is omniv-orous, feeding on corn, nuts, berries, roots, insects, youngbirds, eggs, mice, &c. It is nocturnal i

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