Wild Life in the Southwest Author:Oren Arnold To Boy and Girl Readers: — This book takes you outdoors in our grand and colorful Southwest. — By keeping your eyes and ears alert, you can find here the most interesting wild things in America. Neighbors of ours, they are; yet we seem to know less about them than we know about the animals and plants of far-away lands. — Here lives a vicious lookin... more »g animal that spits blood from its eyes, yet is harmless.
Here grows a beautiful flower from which we may get human food, cattle food, sewing thread, rope, soap, firewood, and four kinds of drinks. And another flower, delicate and shy, whose roots grow upward.
Here roams a great snarling creature whose taste for blood may cost our people a thousand dollars in a single week.
Here grows a plant that will bloom and bear fruit every spring for hundreds of years, although for as many as four years in a row it may not receive a drop of rain.
Here lives an animal bigger than a cat, whose fifteen new-born babies together will not fill a teaspoon.
Here lives a bird that eats rattlesnakes and chases golf balls.
So on and on and on every day full of discoveries, every wild thing a fresh surprise. In this book I have tried to corral for you some of the most interesting and important Southwesterners of all.« less