National Geographic : 1922 Nov
ADVENTURING DOWN THE WEST COAST OF MEXICO 489 THE "HOUSE CAT" OF A HOTEL IN MAZATLAN (SEE PAGE 496) In Mexico one takes certain things for granted. Boa-constrictors are far better mousers than are cats, even if the boas did not invariably eat the cats when the two are in competition. Therefore one obtains a boa for a mouser, if one is in a boa-constrictor country, and thinks no more about it. They are docile and harmless, but do not enjoy being handled, even if they do not resent it.