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A Fart From A Great Anteater

March 7, 2012

“The languor of this bitch is supposed to be due to the liquefaction of her bone marrow caused by a fart from a great anteater.”

— from Philippe Descola’s The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle. Descola goes on to tell of how the owners of the dog, of the Achuar tribe of the Jivaro Indians, treated her unfortunate condition with a large dose of a powerful hallucinogen.

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