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=- A REMARKABLE WALRUS. HOW TO CAPTUIE THE ANIMAL. Mr. Frank Buckland, editoi of Land and Water, gives some interesting information atoixt a walru*. He says | Close to the collection of tropins from the Arctic Sea», polar bear skin, head of bladder-ioxe seal, whale harpoonSjJ &c., at the west end of my collection in the InternatwuftTf Exhibition, can now be examined be stuffed should imagine, one of the large«t walruses ever kno«m, (riven to me by Mr. Lam«At, who wnte^u follows' I bought the walilS skull .1 no^ •and you in Hammerfest in 1859, "because the tusks were bigzer and finer than any that I had theu killed. They weigh eight pounds each when t.tenoutof the skull, and the best of those I have killed a4 about six pounds each, except one tusk of one individual bull from Nova Zambia, which would have been quite equal to either of those, but most unfortunately that titsk was smashed by the bullet. The pair of tusks measure 31 inches in length and weigh about 81b. each. it is not very niteiy « so large a walrus head as that now so kindly lent me by Mr. Lamont will occur again, and I am exceedingly obliged to him for his kindness in Iendipg it to me. By the side of this stuffed head I have pltced the skull of a large walrus, which was presented to Ire, in 1863, by Mr. Higgins. of 3, Chester-pl, e, Chester-iqusre. This specimen was broughMrom the orth Pole by Admiral Inglefield. It weighs no less than fourteen pouids. Its tusks, are absent, but I am making artificial ones foruniformity. I propose to mount it so as to shew the masticating teett, which for so huge an animal are of a very simjle forro^ tio n re minding us of plugs of woo.1 .tack into > bo»rd.» In another part of his letter Mr. Buckbndsaysiron^^ Lament's account, walrus-shooting must be the fin.t spftt in the world, though very dangerous, both ™ acwunt 1-1. 8TH" +'hA ;.rnmAn&' the treacherous nature ot me K strength of the walrus. I give an extract from his b recently published—"At 3 a.m this morning we aroused by the cheering cry of Hvalruus (walruses ^n the ice). We both got and from the deck a. curious and exciting met our admmng gaze. -Foui largp wairuseg bergs were so densely packed wi water ihat they were sunk almost awash wi valrus! and 1:a 1 the appearnnce ot b nng so id J oq on(J The monsters Uv with tne ,ien,1s £ >u vSmoceroses another's bncks and st-ns. as lb* to use a more laying asleep in the Africa:! f0,e^ & Britiljh straw- familiar simile, like a lot of f» n eighty or' one vard. I should think there wei j-°Tn trnintinsr hondred on the ice, and mai £ tQ ciamber up and spouting around, and arQ s0 many amongst tneir friends. {air chance 0f secunng together there is alwajs that is to say> by per- some by paging ttam g ft3 hard M possible, and severingly ^direction tliey appear to take when ?hen^ea if there <^ve3 in the herd they cannot go they dive, if tnew boft, .{ g0 fast. ftlso the calves must much fas ter than h re foquentiy than the old ones, oome up to breath^^ ^J ftccolmmodate their pace to oK coSws with young ones. In all my that of th ws nevJer saw anything to sporting e*Pcllr, :x these hunts. equal t^a thQ utmost strength, ^1VVPCe boat seem to fly through the water, while, per- Thundred walruses, roaring, billowing, blowing, haps, anlashinfr. make an acre of the sea all in a !no^. Wore and around her. The harpooner stands with f<>' t Von the thwfcrt and the other on the front locker, i t fv, ft line coiled in his right hand, and the long wea- 1 in both han''s ready balanced for a dart, while he K to the erir Vhich direction to take, as he fre- I upright in th. boat, «» «. ft. walruses under water. —=====

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