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WANDERINGS IN BURMA.
unfrequently seen with their parents. Females produce but one at a birth, and the young are spotted or memilled, but this disappears with age.
In the second year the males first begin to acquire horns, which are perfectly developed in March, and shed in September. After twro years they get two tines, and when about seven years old are in their prime, with twelve tines, including the brow antler. The average wreight of a buck is about iolbs. In Upper Burma the Thamin is plentiful in the Meiktila, Shwbo, and Chindwin districts, where it frequents the scrub jungle, with which those districts abound.
A common way of stalking the Thamin is to sAL quietly in a bullock-cart, wrhich is driven through the country frequented by the animals. A bell is generally placed round the bullock's neck, the tinkling of which diverts the attention of the animal. In this way it is possible to approach within thirty or forty yards of the herds before they break away.
SAMBUR (B. Tsat.)
This Deer is commonly diffused throughout Burma, and is found in all the great forests.
" Horns with a basal antler springing direct from the burr, and pointing forwards, upwards, and outwards, the beam bifurcating at the extremity, a snag separating posteriorly, and pointing obliquely to the rear.
Colour dark brown, in summer somewhat slatey. The chin, limbs writhin tail beneath, and an irregularly marked patch on the buttocks, pale yellowish or orange yellow neck and throat writh long hair forming a sort of mane, tail moderately long. Female and young dusky olive-brown, lighter than the buck."
WILD GOAT (B. Tau-seik.)
Colour grizzled black, bay colour on the flanks. A black dorsal stripe. Fore arms and thighs anteriorly reddish-brown, the rest of the limbs hoary. Below whitish. Length 5ft. or more. Weight 2oolbs.Colour grizzled black, bay colour on the flanks. A black dorsal stripe. Fore arms and thighs anteriorly reddish-brown, the rest of the limbs hoary. Below whitish. Length 5ft. or more. Weight 2oolbs.