Several years ago Mr. Walter P. Taylor of the Bureau of Biological Survey and William T. Shaw of the State College of Washington made a careful survey of the birds and animals of the Park. Recently this information was published as a Government bulletin. It is a paper bound volume of 250 pages and is well illustrated with photographs and sketches. This book can be obtained at the Park office or from the Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., at a price of 85 cents, the cost of printing the book.
It occasionally happens that the truce created by the National Park between man and the wild animals is broken and somebody gets hurt. Usually it is the man that makes the break and always it is the man that plays the part of the victim.
Last night in Paradise Auto Camp it was a bear that started the disturbance but the man got hurt just the same. He was sleeping soundly in his tent at peace with the world when he heard a crash and awoke to find a large bear and two cubs raiding his camp. One look was enough to cause him to hesitate an one "woof" sent him flying. In his haste to increase the margin of safety, which was now widening from both ends, the man fell and sprained his wrist. The bears apparently escaped without injury.
In certain European countries we are told that the children set their wooden shoes by the fire on Christmas Eve as we hand up our stockings. We think it a poor idea for most any sort of a stocking will hold much more than a shoe but that is their own business.
The Naturalist wears high boots, however, that would serve as fine containers for gifts. Apparently that is what a friendly chipmunk thought during the night for this morning when he, the Naturalist, pulled on his boot he found it occupied, not by the chipmunk himself, but by forty some apricot seeds that he had stored there.
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