They had so long held the Swamp and felt it to be their very own in every part and suburb, . . . that they would have resented the appearance of another rabbit even about the adjoining barnyard. Their claim, that of long, successful occupancy, was exactly the same as that by which most nations hold their land, and it would be hard to find a better right.
—Ernest Thompson Seton, "Wild Animals I Have Known."
"Raggylug," Chapter VIII.