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http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015418/1884-08-26/ed-1/seq-10/ ...or travelers and cattle from the Argentine Republic into Chili.
Here during the Winter months storms rage, and many a one is lost in the snows or sinks down from exhaustion.
Here and there the roadside is strewed with the cleanpicked bones of horses, mules oxen, and occasionally the remains of a human skeleton tell of aonie poor fellow over whose fata the ravenous condors have rejoiced.
Some of the battlefields of the late war where Chilians and Peru vians fell in such numbers, bear evidence of the quick and thorough work of these great birds ; and in the copper regions of Chili the sides of the paths down which the mules bring their packloads of ore are covered with the bones of the poor animals that have fallen down exhausted under their burdens.
In certain parts of South America the conjdor feeds almost entirely on the carcass of the guauaco a kind of wild llama that lives in constant dread of its murderous enemy, the puma.
The latter animal, after eating his fill, covers its victim over with bushes and then watches it.
In the wild retreats of the Andine valleys when you see great flocks of condors wheeling round a spot and suddenly gliding up and down, you may be pretty sure that they are disputing with tho puma overt he guanaco that he has just killed.
The Chilian Government has deter mined to treat tho condor as an enemy to the Republic. A price varying from five to twentyfive francs has been put upon its head, so that condorhunting now combines profit and sport.
There are two or three ways of catching the condors.
One is to lie in wait at night near a recentlykilled animal.
As soon as the remarkable scent of these birds brings them to the carcass, the hunters are ready to fire upon them.
Others again will climb the trees where the con dors are known to roost, and throw their lassos over them while they are in a heavy sleep.
But perhaps the most common method is the following.
During the night, and with the least noise possible, a circular wall of earth or sticks, about two feet high, is made to inclose a little space into which is thrown a dead animal.
The hunters hide a short distance off in wait ing.
Soon the condors come down and voraciously attack the carcass till they have gorged themselves to stupidity and heaviness.
Then with lassos and clubs, and uttering the most confusing cries, the hunters rush in among them.
There is a regular scrimmage.
The Scanty space will not allow the condors to give their bodies the necessary momentum to rise from the ground; and so one after the other they fall below the fatal blows of the hunters.
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