FOUR EAGLES TAKE POSSESSION OF A HUNTERS DEER
By S. C. Turnbo
Mr. Jimmie Jones who settled in Marion County, Ark., east of Yellville In 1850 informed me that one day while he was living in the Flippin Barrens he killed a buck one day with four points on each beam. The weather being cold he took out its entrails and hung the deer on the limb of a tree to return on the following day and carry it home, for he wanted to continue hunting until night. He said that when he went back on the following day he was surprised at finding four eagles had took possession of the dead deer and had devoured all the buck except the bones and a few strips of the hide. Mr. Jones died near Pontiac, Missouri.
Springfield-Greene County Library