National Geographic : 1930 Apr
Photograph by C. E. Walter A HUGE SAWFISH TAKEN OFF THE LOUISIANA COAST OF THE GULF OF MEXICO This strange member of the ray family is abundant in the warm brack ish waters of tropical and subtropical river mouths and estuaries, where its formidable weapon makes it master of many of the other large deni zens. It has very inadequate teeth, and only by using its saw to slash and tear from its victims bits of flesh of a size easily swallowed is it able to lead a predacious existence. AN ACADIAN DAUGHTERWITH AGARLAND OF MOSS PLAYS THE MIMIC In the gardens of the morepretentious plantation homes ofLouisiana were statues representing theseasons ofthe year. This is"Spring," in the garden of "The Shadows," atNew Iberia, oneofthe loveliest ofthe ante-bellum estates, erected just ahundred years ago byDavid Weeks and now owned by a young artist, afourth-generation descendant ofthe builder.