And now we may take breath for a minute or two, praise old katipo, and cut off the pig's ears as a trophy.
The katipo is a small poisonous spider confined to New Zealand.
A great, heavy sow passes close before me, with katipo tearing at her ear.
katipo killed a kiwi in the course of our morning's hunt, and this bird is now being skinned, cut up, and roasted on sticks.
Then katipo discovers a small family of pigs comfortably stowed away among the dense vegetation of a little marshy hollow.