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and down the river. During the day I saw numerous tracks of Geococcyx in the sand. Also Poospiza [[written over unreadable strikethrough]] [[strikethrough coenilea]]-and a couple of Ravens. A goshawok passed hig overhead at midday- Put out traps mainly for Mt. Rats in clay bank along river. Caught 4 dark colored Harmonys in damp situations along river. These animals are not [[written over strikethrough "never"]] found when the soil is not damp enough so they can dig in it & it [[next page]] has consistency enough to retain shape of burrow. They [[unreadable]] their burrows nearer the surface here in the [[carat]] hard clay soil. Their little passages running to the surface are also much shorter than in the sandy soil of the lake shore. [[Underlined]] Lanius Excubit [[end underline]] rather common. 14th The net rats did not disturb my traps- a Lynx comed off one small trap & ate a mouse out of another. Cy[[?]]tis yelped & howled[[end of document]]
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