FLORA & FAUNA: Situation in the Animal Kingdom


"God help the horse and the driver too," sang the Irish Poet James Stephens, "and the people and beasts who have never a friend."

Like the people, the beasts of the world needed help in this worst of postwar winters, but they were not all friendless. Some beasts set out to help themselves. In Britain, Lincolnshire crows, hard put to find fodder under the heavy snows, were attacking sheep; one herder last week reported three sheep killed by the raiders. In the U.S., a huckster's horse with a will of his...

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