National Geographic : 1934 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE HERDS PLOD SADLY TO MARKET The cattle coming up the road are in transit from the edge of the desert down to southern Nigeria. Natives let them rest for a week or so near a water hole, and then drive them, sometimes 30 miles at a jump, to the next. The beasts are monstrous horned, with comic-opera dewlaps and humps. They furnish virtually all the beef available in southern Nigeria, where the tsetse fly makes local production sometimes impossible (see text, page 87). Photographs by James L. Wilson NATIVES OF IBADAN WORSHIP THE "SACRED CROCODILE" It lives in a muddy pool in the center of the largest city in tropical Africa, where its adorers toss it chickens, goats, and other delicacies in the hope of being forgiven for some of their sins.