Fully aware of the danger, he pays his addresses with extreme caution, frequently waiting for hours in her vicinity before venturing to come to close quarters.
These cats are said by Don Felix de Azara to keep to cover, without venturing into open places.
By 1642 they had spread to South Island, for there Abel Jansen Tasman found them when, in the course of his circuitous voyage from Java in the "Heemskirk," he chanced upon the archipelago, coasted along much of its western side, though without venturing to land, and gave it the name it still bears.
The marshals stood behind him not venturing to distract his attention.
This proved to be the last pitched battle of the war, the Danes never again venturing to attack their once more invincible enemy in the open field.