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To: VadeRetro
An excerpt from The World of the American Indian (National Geographic Society), that I mailed you, concering how one might deal with an animal as huge as the hyena Sabertooth has provided pics of:

Boxtraps made of rock, pitfalls dug in snow, and deadfall traps caught larger animals such as foxes, wolves - even a few caribou. To catch a wolf, Eskimos occasionally used what one explored called 'the most fiendish trap ever devised' - sharpened splinters of caribou bone set into ice and smeared with blood and fat. When a wolf licked the bait, it slashed its tongue, and, goaded by the taste of its own fresh blood, kept lapping until it bled to death.

Something that huge, I can't see taking down with ones' hands or even spears, hunting them in a group!

27 posted on 11/20/2002 9:11:35 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txflake
That, and maybe some kind of poisoning. (Although poisoning's pretty indiscriminate by comparison.)

I wouldn't want to have to handle such critters by low-tech means. Give me something center-fire, accurate, and non-jamming.

29 posted on 11/21/2002 7:26:31 AM PST by VadeRetro
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