They occur only within the limits of the tidal waves; and as therivulet slowly trickles down, the surf must supply the polishingpower of the cataracts in the great rivers. Moreover,the old Bucaniers found this tortoise in greater numbers even thanat present: Wood and Rogers also, in 1708, say that it is theopinion of the Spaniards that it is found nowhere else in thisquarter of the world. They wereabsolutely delighted. When kept in a room, the tucutucos move bothslowly and clumsily, which appears owing to the outward action oftheir hind legs; and they are quite incapable, from the socket ofthe thigh-bone not having a certain ligament, of jumping even thesmallest vertical height. Benchuca. They would prefer having breadalone; but their masters, finding that they cannot work so hardupon this, treat them like horses, and make them eat the beans. These insects were not uncommon beneath stones. In this manner the tops of some largebushes were encompassed by the united nets.
- Fall '18
- Buenos Aires, Luck, united nets