From Ohio History Central
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<div class="\"newQuote\""><blockquote>It is about the size of a large domestic cat, though heavier. It lives on grass and is, also, very fond of melons and
pumpkins�. When pursued and unable to reach its hole, the animal will climb a tree. The flesh is toothsome and eaten by the Indians. </blockquote>
David Zeisberger, ''History of the North American Indians, 1779-1780. ''