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One day two such men decided to camp a short way up the Chicao from us. We prominently displayed our firearms around camp and kept our shotguns near us as we slept that night. Nothing remotely threatening ever ensued, however, and the men moved off toward Colombia in a couple of days. Much more enjoyable were the visits of the Choco Indians. In addition to our neighbors, who visited us every day and with whom we shared meat 18 / Chapter 1 supplied by our hunters, we were regularly visited by Pechandé, the chief of a village located about half an hour down the Río Jaqué and a good friend of Hombría.

S. society, especially on university campuses, during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now that my collecting duties were over, I had to make serious plans for my year-long study of seasonality in populations of tropical mammals. I needed to choose my study sites and find permanent living quarters for Marcia and me. Marcia’s second semester of graduate courses in mathematics was nearly over, and she was scheduled to arrive in Panama at the end of April. The two collecting trips had been a great introduction to tropical diversity and the cultures of Panama, and I had finally realized a long-held dream of capturing animals in an exotic land.

The faces of four tropical families—hipposiderids, rhinolophids, megadermatids, and phyllostomids—are adorned with nose leaves. And members of two Year of the Marmosa / 27 families—disk-winged and sucker-footed bats—have independently acquired suction cups on their wrists and ankles for clinging to the inner surfaces of rolled-up banana-like leaves that serve as their day roosts. Compared with temperate bats, many tropical bats are flamboyant in appearance, and many are large (flying foxes and hammer-headed bats) and powerful (the Australian ghost bat and the New World false vampire bat).

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