Of the hardas or squirrels found on this Mainland, and especially in Castilla del Oro and the
provinces where the Cueva language is spoken [present-day Panama].
Translated by Kristine (Kasey) Drake ’23
There are hardas or squirrels on this Mainland that are somewhat larger than those of Spain.
They are not as hairy or as reddish in color, having shorter and darker hair on their backs. The
tail is the same, but these have bigger heads than those of Castile. These here are very good to
eat, and no less wary than those of Spain, and they bite quite hard.