Wounded Musk-Ox, Musk Ox Shot by Hunter
| Troilene Animal Series|
Far, far to the North, where the winter works its will upon desolate reaches of rocks, and ice, mosses, and scrub, the musk-oxen make their home. They are not numerous as the buffalo were, and the number now supposed to inhabit this continent has been estimated at about nine thousand. However, explorers and gold-seekers find their meat most excellent eating, and the long-haired pelt serviceable covering. These animals in appearance seem to belong as much to the sheep family as to the bovine.