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they place bamboo clappers, all attached to one long rope or cane of which the watchman in his observation post holds the end. Where pigs are known to enter no clapper is laid, but bamboo spikes of various lengths are planted with points directed inwards. When the pigs are in the field, the clappers are set in motion; the pigs rush to the place where there is no clapper-noise and get wounded by the bamboos. Next morning they can be tracked by dogs1.
The so-called Burman pony is well known; a very useful,
Fig. 41. Bullocks with cart.
hardy animal, standing not more than 13J hands but capable of much work. He comes from the Shan States.
Burmese oxen, of the zebu or humped kind, are robust and sturdy beasts not differing in species (though probably a separate breed) from those in other parts of India, but conspicuous by their excellent condition. They are treated with great consideration, if not always with adequate knowledge. As Burmans usually do not drink milk, the calves get it all, much to their advantage. The normal
1 Colonel G. H. Evans.