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Times Have Changed
updated: Aug 15, 2011, 8:23 AM
By Edhat Subscriber
I loved the Bobcat post this morning. I thought people might find the
following excerpt interesting. I came across it while doing research for a
book. It appeared in a San Francisco newspaper (The Call) on August
2, 1912. Note the last line. Times have changed!:
"Pursued by a wildcat, which forced them to flee, an 11 year old girl and
her companion. both of Carpinteria, narrowly escaped death. The girls,
accompanied by a dog which generally follows them in their rambles,
went into the hills behind the 11 year old's home. While they were
playing, one of the children saw the wildcat hiding on the limb of a tree.
Screaming with fear, the child ran. At the same moment, the animal
sprang at her. The dog rushed to the aid of the girls and engaged the
wild cat in a fierce tussle, the children making all speed toward a
packing house some distance away...they told of their experience and a
number of men hurried to the spot. They found the dog and the wildcat
still fighting, but the battle soon ended when one of the men succeeded
in killing the wildcat with a blow from a shovel.
THe little girls will be presented with the skin of the wildcat."
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