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Identifier: biggameofnortham00shie
Title: The big game of North America. Its habits, habitats, haunts, and characteristics; how, when, and where to hunt it ..
Year: 1890 (1890s)
Authors: Shields, G. O. (George O.), 1846-1925, ed
Subjects: Hunting Game and game-birds
Publisher: Chicago and New York, Rand, McNally & company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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at Carcajou, or Carcajou quincajou^ said to havebeen first applied by Charlevoix to either the Wolverine orsome animal of the cat kind, is derived from the CreeIndian word 0-kee-coo-haw-gew, and that Quickhatch, orQui-qui-hatch, another term familiar to the whites of Brit-ish America, has the same origin. Kichardson and othersagree with him. The Wolverine belongs to the family Mastelidce, sub-family Jlnstel//ue, genus Gulo, and is known to the scien-tific world as Gulo luscus—a very absurd name indeed. In 31 482 BIG GAME OF NORTH AMERICA, the structure of its teeth it resembles the martens; in itseyes and incomplete plantigrade walk, the Bear; themarkings suggest the skunk or badger; while its habits,endurance, and ferocity have vaguely connected it with theWolf. As in the case of the Bear, the after parts droop, and thehead is usually carried low. In general appearance, itwould somewhat resemble a fat, tliree-months-old Cinna-mon Bear, were it not for its bushy tail. A casual front

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Wolverine. view would render the deception complete. The head israther large and short, and tapers rapidly to the muzzle.The ears are short and broad, the neck and body ratherlong, and the eyes very small and black. In length, thebody of an adult specimen, including the head, measuresabout thirty-two inches, the extreme length of the tail add-ing slightly more than a foot to the measurement. Thelegs are short and large. The feet are also large, and maketracks in the snow so nearly resembling those of a smallBear that the inexperienced hunter is generally deceived.To the practiced eye, they are readily distinguished by theshort steps of the Wolverine. * THE WOLVERINE. 483 Perhaps the most prominent and distinguishing externalfeature is tlxfe stubb}^ tail, Yliich is covered with soft, darkhair seven inches long. This, while soft and inclined todroop, is still remarkabl}^ fluffy and bushy, the impression,at lirst sight, being that something droll or defective hasbeen dressed in gorgeous

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