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TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES. 79
bullbat from its eggs on the
ground alnd notices the exact spot
from which the fluttering bird
If the latter is overlooked it will
be in vain to hunt the eggs, as the
breeding bird is usually on the
alert and escapes its breeding
place so rapidly and in various
direction s that tile exact location
of the eggs cannot be found.
San Antonio's hilly environ-
to find such, one must be familiar
with the soil and environments
these night ramblers seek for
their haunts and breeding places.
Also. unless for a specific and le-
gitimate purpose, such as well as
all others of the feathery tribe,
should not be hunted and molest-
ed in any way, as it is against the
state laws as well as a crime to
disturb breeding birds and ani-
imals of all kind purposely.
'B. rIt .i " Esc.aniU r, Irs NEST
Original P'hoto on "FThis Spot Foun d on a Flint Rock Hill, Near the Cassin's Lake)
ments, and especially suc11 where Our feathery tribe, as is well
a dairy farm or a rivullet is situ- known, is diminishing rapidly of
ated close by (the favorite haunts late years, especially in regions
at sundown and night time of the unfavorable to their propagation
bullbat to gather its food, con- and lack of general protection.
sisting entirely of insects), liar- The press in general has on vari-
hor large mlnlbers of the breed- otis occasions in its editorial col-
ing night-hawks; but, in order umns called attention to the wan-
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