National Geographic : 1938 Nov
©Kurt Severin LASSOS FIND THEIR MARK IN A SHRUNKEN POOL WHERE CLUSTERED CAYMANS ARE BROUGHT TOBAY When swamps, rivers, and lakes of Maraj6 Island dry up in November and December, cowboys relish the sport of roping their hard-pressed enemies. They drive the caymans toward a side of the pool and then capture them, one by one. After the quarry is dragged from the water, the base ofitspowerful tail issevered byastroke of a hunting knife. The beast then is slain by a blow on the back of the neck or a stab in the eye (pages 653 and 659).