A Hunter Stalking a Seal

Collected by Guy Mary-Rousselière from the Inuit (Eskimo) people of Pelly Bay, Nunavut, Canada. When stalking seals in the winter, Inuit hunters concealed themselves behind a screen of white cloth that slid on the ice. After poking a rifle muzzle through a small hole in the screen, the hunter would approach the seal by crawling on his elbows and knees, pushing the screen ahead of him.

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Step 7 - To simulate the hunter crawling on the ice, see-saw the hands.

(Alternatively, you can drag him to the right until the L1 and L5 loops are long, then re-extend and see-saw the hands to make him crawl back to the left.)

To dissolve the figure, release the 1 loop and extend.