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    Ferruginous Mocking Bird Audubon Royal Octavo Print. Plate 141 is fraught with drama as three male mocking birds counterattack an egg-stealing snake that has the mother bird in a serpentine grasp. The plate is accompanied by four pages of descriptive text, the contents of which indicate that Audubon witnessed the scene in nature. The birds defeated the snake with "...a jubilee held over its carcass by a crowd of Thrushes and other birds, until the woods resounded with their notes of exultation."

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    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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