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pierced it with one blow from a dagger, and he slowly bled to death.
We measured him carefully, and found his length to be twenty-two feet six inches. We had no means of accurately determining his weight, but it could not have been far from 375 pounds.
SKIN OF HUGE PYTHON a PALAWAN
It cost us six hours of hard work to remove the skin, and took us nearly all night to clean it.
I have always regretted that I did not have the camera with me. When Bourns brought it, a few days later, we
got a photograph of the skin.
When we first broached the subject of ascending Pul-