Postcards from Sicily: Cirneco dell’Etna

Cirneco dell'etna

It was at Piazza Armerina that I met this fellow the Cirneco dell’Etna an ancient breed of Sicilian dog which has woven its way through the hardened lava deposits near Etna for centuries, helping hunters to weasel out rabbits from their warrens.

This fine example was mesmerized by the sight of a caged rabbit, as if to casually show off his time-tested instinct.