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From this point the Rio Uruguay presented to ourview a noble volume of water. Mauritius offers an apparent exception, where I sawthe Rana Mascariensis in abundance: this frog is said now toinhabit the Seychelles, Madagascar, and Bourbon; but on the otherhand, Du Bois, in his voyage in 1669, states that there were noreptiles in Bourbon except tortoises; and the Officier du Roiasserts that before 1768 it had been attempted, without success, tointroduce frogs into Mauritius--I presume for the purpose ofeating: hence it may be well doubted whether this frog is anaboriginal of these islands. Jaguar, habits of. spurs, stirrup, etc. One commonpattern, varying in its details, is somewhat like the crown of apalm-tree. An old man has thus his age for ever stamped on hisbody, and he cannot assume the airs of a young dandy. Before our arrival we met alarge herd of cattle and horses, guarded by fifteen soldiers; butwe were told many had been lost. No doubtmany plants, besides the cardoon and fennel, are naturalised; thusthe islands near the mouth of the Parana are thickly clothed withpeach and orange trees, springing from seeds carried there by thewaters of the river. It was most curious to observe,as far as the eye could range, how level and truly horizontal theline on the mountain side was, at which trees ceased to grow: itprecisely resembled the high-water mark of driftweed on asea-beach. There are none at St. The terraces are theremuch broader, and may be called plains, in some parts there are sixof them, but generally only five; they run up the valley forthirty-seven miles from the coast. ); but I have seen both, and they are quite distinct. So late as the year 1716 there were many trees, but in1724 the old trees had mostly fallen; and as goats and hogs hadbeen suffered to range about, all the young trees had been killed. When the female isswimming in the water, and has young ones, they are said to sit onher back. Carrion Hawks. Against so strong a current it was, of course, quite impossible torow or sail: consequently the three boats were fastened togetherhead and stern, two hands left in each, and the rest came on shoreto track. I have appended to the descriptions of each species an account ofits habits and range. Some
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