- The Turtle (Chelonia imbricata).
They live chiefly on turtle (which abounds in the island), fish and molluscs.
The southernmost of the group, Turtle Island, was discovered by Cook in 1773.
There are also a clean race of frogs and tortoises, and a few mussels in it; muskrats and minks leave their traces about it, and occasionally a travelling mud-turtle visits it.
Turtle are common on the southern coast-line, sand and mangrove oysters are plentiful.
Fishing for the tortoiseshell turtle gives employment to a large number of natives in the season, and considerable quantities of the shell are exported.
25); (27) the crow (takes but one consort in its life); (28) the turtle-dove(same nature as No.
An artificial lake in New Providence, constructed for the use of the turtle-catchers, is noted as exhibiting an extraordinary degree of phosphorescence.
The principal products are rubber, cacao and nuts; cattle are raised on the elevated plains of the north, while curing fish and collecting turtle eggs for their oil give occupation to many people on the rivers.
Long by 22 broad, produces gum-arabic, and is the seat of a lucrative turtle-fishery.
There are four species of lizard and three snakes, none of which is venomous; a land tortoise, a turtle and a frog.
Flights of quail and turtle doves, as well as teal and ducks, stay long enough to afford sport.
The turtle is also found, the carapace being exported as tortoiseshell, the animal being gently roasted or boiled alive over a slow fire to facilitate the separation of the shell from the flesh.
The elliptical Tabernacle (5870) has a rounded, turtle-shell shaped roof, unsupported by pillars or beams, seats nearly 10,000, and has a large pipe organ (5000 pipes).
We have the theory that earth grew, as in the Iroquois story of the turtle, from a being named Uttanapad (Muir v.
The exports, sent chiefly to Great Britain, are cocoa, spices, wool, cotton, coffee, live stock, hides, turtles, turtle shell, kola nuts, vanilla and timber.
The fisheries include trepang, turtle and pearl oysters.
Sometimes, when I pushed off my boat in the morning, I disturbed a great mud-turtle which had secreted himself under the boat in the night.
A fish flopped in the pond, probably avoiding a snapping turtle, and water raced over rocks in the creek below.
The " leathery turtle," which is herbivorous, and yields abundance of oil, has been caught at sea off the Illawarra coast so large as 9 ft.
There are besides many other safe anchorages about the coast, notably Shoal Bay and Kotara Anchorage in the South Andaman; Cadell Bay and the Turtle Islands in the North Andaman; and Outram Harbour and Kwangtung Strait in the archipelago.
CALIPASH and Calipee (possibly connected with carapace, the upper shell of a turtle), the gelatinous substances in the upper and lower shells, respectively, of the turtle, the calipash being of a dull greenish and the calipee of a light yellow colour.
Turtle and sea-snakes abound, as do mollusca, of which a few are peculiar, and zoophytes.
On the coast turtle and mother-of-pearl fishing are carried on.
The Reptilia include II species of the crocodile, alligator and lizard, including the savage jacare of the Amazon, several species of turtle, 4 species of batrachians, and 29 species of serpents, including the striped rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus), Lachesis mutus, and a rather rare species of Cophias.
Turtle-shell is also largely exported.
The painted box tortoise is common in the central part of the state; the snapping-turtle and the soft-shell turtle in most of the rivers and creeks; the Louisiana mud-turtle, in the coast marshes.
The second plain, while not so level as the Red river valley, contains but one group of hills, the Turtle Mountains; these rise from 300 to 400 ft.
Only on Turtle Mountains, in the vicinity of streams, and in a few other places sheltered from wind and sun.
The Devils Lake Reservation and the Turtle Mountain Chippewa are both under the Fort Totten School, which is on the Devils Lake Reservation.
It often feeds on fresh-water turtles; sometimes following the reptiles into the water to effect a capture, it inserts a paw between the shells and drags out the body of the turtle by means of its sharp claws.
In the Iroquois myth (Lafitau, Mc urs des sauvages, 1724), a heavenly woman was tossed out of heaven, and fell on a turtle, which developed into the world.
Ascension is noted for the number of turtles and turtle eggs found on its shores, the season lasting from December to May or June.
The antiquities are the Bell Tower, with a huge bronze bell dated 1468, a marble pagoda elaborately carved, but not of Korean workmanship, seven centuries old, and a "Turtle-Stone" of about the same date.
The yearly export (trepang, turtle and kamuning wood) is valued at only £850 to £1650.
Of reptiles Japan has only 30 species, and among them is included the marine turtle (urni-ganie) which can scarcely be said to frequent her waters, since it is seen only at rare intervals on the southern coast.
Prawns, crayfish and oysters are also obtainable, and turtle (Chelonia mydas) are frequently captured.