The first of the birds was captured with a lariat, but died. It was supposedly left in Valparaiso for stuffing, but I have not traced its progress since then.
This puts us in mind of the North American thunderbird and its South American counterpart the xexeu, in which the Cashmawa Indians believe. Is it possible that birds of such proportions can become airborne and what laws of physics allow them to do so.
|Haida carving: thunderbird|