Animal life in Africa by James Stevenson-hamiltonAnimal life in Africa by James Stevenson-hamilton

Animal life in Africa

byJames Stevenson-hamilton

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX i. TSETSE FLY AND BIG GAME. 2. THE GAME LAWS OF BRITISH POSSESSIONS IN AFRICA. From The Delagoa Bay Gazette, February, 1911. THE TSETSE QUESTION. Considerable interest has recently been aroused over the discovery that "sleeping sickness" is apparently spreading southwards into Rhodesia and Nyasaland, a region beyond the range of Gbssina palpalis, the usual transmitting agent. Other species of Glossina, however, do exist in the southern portions of Africa which will probably be able to act as the transmitters. The public is rightly concerned over the matter, and is anxious to find some method of preventing the spread of this dread disease, as well as the related diseases of domestic animals. In south Africa the idea that tsetse fly is always and inseparably connected with large game, and especially the buffalo, has obtained wide credence. There are two sides to the question which should be placed before the public. Several people have recently indulged in newspaper correspondence upon this question, but, with one or two exceptions, they have given very few illustrations to prove their contentions, and many phases of the subject have been quite overlooked. To correctly understand the question at issue, a few notes on the habits and development of tsetse flies, so far as we know them at present, will not be amiss. First of all, as everyone knows, they are blood-sucking flies. Although some evidence has been brought forward to show that when animals are not present in fly belts the fly is able to exist on the juices of plants and fruits, their usual food by preference is the blood of animals, and includes that of anything from mammals to crocodiles and birds. Obviously, as tsetse are active only during the warmer portions of the day, they probably feed only...
Title:Animal life in AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.48 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217170803

ISBN - 13:9780217170802

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