KEENNESS OF SCENT IN DOGS.
[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."]
SIR,—Your correspondent, "F. R. S.," in the Spectator of October 21st, hopes that some of your readers may be able to give other instances of the sensory powers of dogs. Here is one. A man was out shooting with his pointer, a very clever animal, when it pointed in front of a dead lamb : it had been dead for some days. The man was indignant that his clever dog should actually point at carrion. He soon found, however, that his dog was not such a fool as he sup- posed; just beyond the carrion the birds rose. The dog had OV detected the faint game scent through the strong carrion scent.—I am, Sir, &c., 20 Burns Avenue, Nottingham. W. F. HERBERT.