THE BROW-ANTLERED DEER AND THE SEROW III
I have shot them with six tines on each horn. In the Munipur deer the basal and the main horn form a continuous curve, whilst in the Burmese they form more of an angle, generally. They are gregarious, and feed in quins, or open spaces, surrounded by the jungle. If there are any patches of long grass they lie down in them during the heat of the daya otherwise they go into the forest and rest under the grateful shade of the trees. A herd of from twenty to thirty is not unusual. When the rains commence and the gadflies abound, they are so tormented that their whole attention is taken up in knocking them off; and then, provided the wind be favourable, a wary hunter can get within easy shot, and I know of no greater pleasure than bagging one of these handsome stags after a careful stalk. I have shot them off elephants, but very rarely, and then only when they had retired for their mid-day siesta.
They drop their horns later than the sambur, and are then in hiding. I do not remember ever coming across one at that season. I have seen them feeding in company with hogs, hog-deer, and wild cattle or tsine. They are plentiful at the foot of the Yomahs both on the Irrawady and Sittang sides. Hodgson says he procured them from Nepaul, but I think he is mistaken, as they are never found amongst hills or mountainous country like Nepaul. They, like the swamp deer, are fond of marshy spots, feeding on aquatic plants, and generally they are very wide-awake and most difficult of approach.
THE SEROW (Nemorhcedus rubida)
The serow is found in all the higher ranges in Arrakan, Pegu, and Tenasserim, and my colleague has shot them in the Ruby Mines district. They are also found in Assam, not only in the higher ranges, but we killed three in some hills only about 1700 feet high, near Ranee about 17 miles from Gowhatty.
A large male was caught swimming the Sittang near Shoayghein. It was a savage, intractable beast, and died