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TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES. 75
boxelder trees, while the right
side shows a huisache tree near
which is a fisherman catching craw-
fish and other bait. Ihe dense
thickets of rounded trees along
a "W hip- poor-will, and it happened
this way: W ili e looking for
squirrels in the dense vines
and evergreen foliage along the
river bottom, one of our party
THE G(;cAcHARO, OR FAT BIRDi
(Photocopy by the Writer from Humboldt's Illustration)
this river bottom are covered with
rankallt vines of the mustang grape.
There are hundreds of such fine
sceneries along the river bottom,
and at this place the river-bed
was rather low bLv reason of the
happened to see a strange bird
crouching in the shade on a
stump of an old elder tree. Th e
bird looked very much like a hawk
or some species of owl but the error
cleared up after a well aimed shot.
llEAD O F A \tIiP-POOR-It i., Ci (Di ATS KE ril BIRD
severe drouth at the time through-
It is here also that d(luring an
outing we came accidently across
for it brought down a large Whip-
poor-will bird. After its removal
to camp and careful examination
of its reddish dark brown body an d
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