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8 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
with a hatchet, a daily occur-
rance, and hogs killed with a
butcher knife-all offer a slow death
and the incarnate fiend in
human flesh, the murderer, stabs
or shoots a fellow being to death
without much warning. The
venomous animals, however, in seek
of food or as a means of self-defence
found on a prairie in a hilly
region, below a large conglom-
erated globular cactus where the
whole brood was dug out and
photo reproduced. It is quite a
rare specimen and more fully
described already in another chap-
ter of these reminiscenses on Texas
insects and reptiles.
1. NATURAL SIZE OF THE IEXICAN SCORPION. 2. FULL, (}RowS TEXAS
SCORPION. 3. TEXAS SCORPIOx (rITr C URYED TAIL)
inoculate their victims with a
powerful narcotic secretion which,
after paralyzing the nerve centers,
gradually kills the victim or makes
him immune against resistance.
THE TEXAS SCORPION
On page 7 is depicted the female
scorpion with nearly full grown
young ones, magnified nearly one
time its natural size. It was
The second illustration (p. 9)
shows endparts of two scorpion's
tail considerably magnified and
exposing some of the interior anat-
omy, with the venolmducts, and the
glandular protuberance at the base-
part of each of the claws, all of
which is encased in a horny shell,
which covers the entire tailjoints
and the upper body parts.
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