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10 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
kn ed by the vinaigron. But
in no instance had we observed
that it used its long tail to sting
and inoculate its victims; it simp-
ly grabbed the roaches quickly
with its sheers and held them thus
to the mouthpiece for further
Rio specimen, as seen on the min-
iature picture (third row, second
last picture) and a magnified orig-
inal view of same on this page show-
ing one nearly entire cockroach
and the mutilated bodyparts of the
others, with one of the roaches in
in tight embrace of the giant's arms.
THE TEXAS VINAIGRON WITH THE ROACHES IT MICTILATED
My friend, Mr. P. G. Lucas, a
prominent druggist of San Anto-
nio, and others witnessed this scene
with me as described; and, after
the vinaigron had finished its
meal, I took the bottle with all
the contents to my private office,
chloroformed the prisoner, and
prepared the photo of this Del
In rambling around the prairie
plains a multitude of interesting
nature-objects often confront the
observant hunter and naturalist,
and it would take volumes of
print to enumerate in detail
the numerous insects and ani-
mals of Western 'Texas, and only
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