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ANIMAL BAITING 11 BAITING THE OPOSSUM. An Account of a Well Matched Fight between a Young Terrier Bitch, Belonging to Mr. Ferguson, and an Opossum, Brought from New South Wales by Mr. Jenkins. N ews has been received from London, of this extraordinary match, which excited exceeding interest amongst the sporting fraternity in the Old Dart. Local boys need no introduction to the fighting attributed of the Vulpine Opossum, our bushy-tail, whose remarkably strong claws have left many a mark on incautious Europeans, both man and dog.
Reliefs, performing his hunting skills before spectators. Archery contests are described in Homer’s epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey. A series of sporting contests were organized in honor of the Greek hero Patroclus, who had been killed by Hector during the siege of Troy. As part of these funeral games, Achilles had a ship’s mast set up in the sandy soil, with a pigeon tied to it by one leg, for the archery contest. Teucrus, who won first shot, hit the ribbon and the pigeon flew off. The second archer, Meriones, snatched the bow from Teucrus and aimed at the bird as it circled in the clouds.
After the war, former Confederate soldiers were no longer permitted to use firearms. Two war veterans, the brothers William (1846–1918) and Maurice (1844–1901) Thompson spent the period from 1866 to 1868 in the wilderness of Georgia’s swamps and Florida’s Everglades, living mostly on the game they killed with bow and arrow. Maurice Thompson’s book The Witchery of Archery, published in 1878, captured their love of the sport. The book was widely read and interest in archery spread throughout the country.