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A Habit of Cattle

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IN the colony of Natal the cattle have an extraordinary liking for bones. They will stand for hours with a bone in the mouth quietly munching, sucking, or perhaps more correctly speaking, levigating the bone with the tongue. I have not heard that cattle have the same habit in the other colonies of South Africa, but I have been told that cattle exhibit the same taste in some parts of South Australia.

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    • H. C. DONOVAN

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