National Geographic : 1922 Feb
142 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE closer view of a tree-snake which refused to come down, even after being shot at. A few yards farther up S- stream one of those weird, unworldly green lizards lay .E flattened against a limb. A • 22 shot brought it down into the undergrowth and S. we pulled into the slippery mud bank to get it. A o parrot in all its gorgeous SA plumage is no more brilliant So~ than one of these great lizards of the Chilibre. - They must be seen before their colors fade to be ap Spreciated; when stuffed they look like any other reptiles. W ith varied luck and ex citing incidents we pushed --e on to where the Chilibrillo S . enters the Chilibre and branched off into the smaller ° stream, so narrow that in a places the fallen tree trunks , almost blocked it, and as we • =0 stooped to avoid the hang ot ing vegetation we involun " aa tarily scanned it for snakes, , oC which love to lie on the ] branches projecting over the . water. bn-i A NATIVE HOME IN TIlE 'j6 JUNGLE .: We left the stream and 5 followed the Indians to a typical native house in a clearing in the jungle. It was with a peculiar C feeling of racial curiosity that I walked around this S little farm-yard in the jun z° gle on the Chilibrillo. There, in a hammock swung between the posts that sup ported the thatched roof, lounged the woman, and in the little patch of upland rice near by worked the C man, cutting the long heads of half-ripe grain one by one with a small knife.