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  • "Thalcave is quite astonished at the fact, and certainly it is very strange that there are no Indians, nor even traces of any to be seen in these plains, for they are generally thick with companies of them, either driving along cattle stolen from the estancias, or going to the Andes to sell their zorillo cloths and plaited leather whips."

    In Search of the Castaways

  • Beasts of prey, ten kinds; among them one of the mephitic class, known to the natives by the name of _zorillo_, or _añash_; an otter (_Lutra chilensis_, Ben.); a fox (_Canis azaræ_, Pr. Max.), which abounds in the cotton plantations in the neighborhood of Lima and throughout all the

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests

  • It was certainly wounded in the paw, and as it stopped and seemed to hesitate, the sportsmen thought they had caught him; but a minute afterwards away went the waving tail amongst the pools and the marshy grass, the zorillo, no doubt, accompanying it, though we could not see him, and fortunately without resorting to any offensive or defensive measures.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • We were riding quickly across these ugly marshy wastes, when a curious animal crossed our path, a zorillo, or epatl, as the Indians call it, and which Bouffon mentions under the generic name of mouffetes.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • We were riding quickly across these ugly marshy wastes, when a curious animal crossed our path, a _zorillo_, or _epatl_, as the Indians call it, and which Bouffon mentions under the generic name of _mouffêtes_.

    Life in Mexico

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    The Disco Blog

  • ESTANCIAS, or going to the Andes to sell their zorillo cloths and plaited leather whips.”

    In Search of the Castaways

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  • We saw also a couple of Zorrillos, or skunks—odious animals, which are far from uncommon. In general appearance the Zorrillo resembles a polecat, but it is rather larger, and much thicker in proportion. Conscious of its power, it roams by day about the open plain, and fears neither dog nor man. If a dog is urged to the attack, its courage is instantly checked by a few drops of the fetid oil, which brings on violent sickness and running at the nose. Whatever is once polluted by it, is for ever useless. Azara says the smell can be perceived at a league distant; more than once, when entering the harbour of Monte Video, the wind being off shore, we have perceived the odour on board the Beagle. Certain it is, that every animal most willingly makes room for the Zorrillo.

    (Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle)

    October 13, 2009

  • I'd say they misspelled zorrillo (little fox), a name sometimes used for skunks; since they are talking about South American skunks, it should be the hog-nosed skunk (that is, one of the few species of the genus Conepatus).

    October 13, 2009

  • A South American skunk-like creature, apparently...? Seen in this article.

    October 13, 2009