Prairie Experiences in Handling Cattle and Sheep

Shepherd, William

Published by Books For Libraries Press, 1971
ISBN 10: 0836959647 / ISBN 13: 9780836959642
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Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... his back. One man should be able to catch, throw, and brand a cow on the plain; but even with two or three men the object is not always accomplished so very speedily. Should one man dismount, the enraged cow makes for him. If the rope is held tight there is no danger outside the ring; but sometimes the rope breaks, or in the charging and shifting the man on foot may get between the animal and the horse; the cow will make a rush, and the man is lucky if he can escape a tumble and a kick. If no other excitement was on hand we had always the satisfaction of slaying rattlesnakes; they were so numerous on the dry hillsides in the sage-bush, that after the first week one hardly took notice of them, unless of unusual size. Your horse would jump to one side, and at the same time you heard a noise as if a handful of coppers were shaken together; this was a snake giving warning. If you got off you would probably find it refuged in a bush. It was very easy to kill them with stones or a stick; the fact of their being twisted up in a sage-bush prevented them from striking. As a rule their object is to escape, and I only saw one snake fight. He waslarger than the run of them, and was lying on an open spot; seeing himself surrounded he was very vicious and met the showers of stones by most determined strikes; these strikes do not reach far--a few feet. The poison of the rattlesnake is not deadly; I could not hear from any one of a case in which a man or larger animal had died from a bite. I saw a single instance ofja snake-bite, and that was a horse struck in the fetlock. The swelling, which began in the leg, extended up into the shoulder and chest and lower part of the neck, on one side. The horse was left behind, and for over a week was very sick; he could not follow ...

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Title: Prairie Experiences in Handling Cattle and ...
Publisher: Books For Libraries Press
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good

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